1 i reformatted laptop because it wouldnt boot up. Even tho i tried to reboot it in safe mode and ,tried to restart it at last known working state. i also tried to repair the XP before i reformatted but that didn't help either.Perhaps if i had a copy of the backup cd i wouldnt of needed to reformatt but i didnt.we were not worried about losing any files on laptop as my friend only uses it for surfing and storing his photo's and a bit of music . we have copies of all his photos anyway as he's a very close friend and his music he can reload again.
2. i used my Copy of XP to install on his Laptop Using his code i found on the bottom of his laptop.NOT MY OWN code Just my Disc
3 my English may not be as good as yours my Honourable Friend but tbh honest i would of thought MB would mean MotherBoard to some1 as learned as yourself.i dont see anything wrong with wot i put down m8 to me it makes perfect sense. but i wrote it
4 i have now fixed the laptop now anyway .i just read a bit deeper into their faq's and i found it really easy.obviously not as easy as having the laptop driver disc but easy enough.