One more question about this since I don't live near any larger towns that would have available computer help come to my house.
I know I need help to reach that blue XP setup window, but in Googling this problem I found a suggestion I wondered about.
Since I can't update or upgrade using my original XP CD since my computer has a more upgraded version already, is it possible to go to add/remove programs and remove the XP service pack 2 or updates then insert my original CD? Would I then able to run the XP CD and finally replace the missing files, or would I just be back where I am now?
I did find reference to making your own CD that bypasses the "you already have a more updated version" window you get when you try to install the XP cd, but I can't use Nero to burn, that is my whole problem. When I open Nero It says I" have a missing DLL file, Nero found an error and has to close " notice.
You have been very patient with me on this problem and I appreciate it! I am loath to give up trying on my own to fix it because I have a new digital camera and won't be able to put pictures on a CD with it the way it is now.
So I'm asking again one more time!