|Kind of late for sp2. Might try to install sp3. |
You will have to find out two things. One is how to return it to as shipped state or oem state. The other is if they did offer a xp cd or if you can make a cd.
You might try to use anyone's XP cd and try sfc.exe /scannow command to see if it can fix the files. Usually a service pack equal or below would help.
I'd get all my data off before I went any further.
I'd get SP3 on a flash drive too. Install it first thing after you get it fixed or reloaded.
Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)