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Is this a laptop or a desktop computer??
Brand name systems always have a label on the outside of the case somewhere - it may be behind an access panel on a desktop computer - that has either the specific model number on it, or some other number you can use on the brand name builder's web site (IBM or Lenovo's in the case) to determine the model number.
Once you know which model it is, you can look up the downloads and info for the model, and look at online or download and look at the User's or Owner's manual for the model.
Are you seeing "press F1 to enter the bios Setup" while booting or similar, or are you assuming it's F1 you press?
If you'reassuming it's F1, it may NOT be.
The key you press is in the User's or Owner's manual for the model. Sometimes there is also another key you can press mentioned in that that allows you to select what you boot from, regardless of the way the boot order is set in the bios.
"I press f1 CONSTANTly an nothing."
Usually it does NOT work to hold down the key - usually you can more reliably get into the bios Setup by repeatedly pressing the key - tapping it - NOT holding it down.
You must press the key early enough in the boot sequence -
On faster computers you may have to press the key immediately after the mboard beeps once.
Is it a USB connected keyboard?
If it is, in order for you to be able to get into the bios Setup, the bios Setup has to have a setting enabled such as Legacy USB or USB keyboard. In older bioses usually that's often NOT enabled in defalt biossettings; in newer bioses that usually IS enabled by default.
A PS/2 keyboard will always work to get you into the bios Setup, if you can connect one.
If this is a laptop, if it has a single PS/2 port, it will work with either a PS/2 keyboard or a PS/2 mouse, or if you use a standard Y cable made for that purpose, it will work with both at thesame time.
"Yea a XP Sp2 full install disc."
A XP full version CD with SP2 updates included on it, or the SP2 updates CD?
If an XP CD, you don't run Setup on the CD from Windows if you want to fix XP - you have to boot using the CD - if you can't boot from it now, you probably couldn'y boot from it before either.
"...to see if that solved the svchost error.."
SVCHOST is a "slave" program that is used by other programs. There are often several of them listed in Task Manager. The problem is not with SVCHOST itself, it's with the program that is using it, but which program that is not shown in Task Manager. Sometimes the program that isusing it is malware, but usually it is not.
You can use programs such as Process Explorer, which you can get from the Microsoft web site, to determine what program(s) are using the particular instance of SVCHOST you are concerned about.
"It goes to Pro Setup(My disc is IN drive).Then it gives me the one dash"_" at top of screen forever."
If your computer is NOT booting from the Windows CD, it doesn't matter whether the CD is in the drive or not - the computer is trying to boot from the hard drive instead and obviously there's something wrong with the Windows installation on it.
Those symptoms are identical to what typically happens when you have installed and are trying to boot a hard drive that had Windows installed on it when it was connected to a different mboard, and the mboard you now have it connected to is more than a liitledifferent and XP can't deal with that.
You can probably fix that by running a Repair "install" of XP procedure, but you have to figure out how to boot from the XP CD.