|I would do the following.....lose the caps.....it's considered yelling.|
Start the computer in safe mode and see if you have a restore point.
Borrow a hp winxp cd and do a repair install.
cAN i DOWNLOAD THIS DISC AND BURN IT FROM ANOTHER COMPUTER...........CN frowns on answering that.
OR BUY THIS DISC , yes you can.
AND WHAT IS IT ACTUALLY CALLED? if you have win xppro then you need a xppro installation cd
If home you need a xphome installation disk.
It is possible you have a hidden partition with the factory restore on it....as well.