Well...it was worth a shot... Take the cd out of the cd-rom drive.
Back to the floppies...this time we're going to use them to enter the setup operation.
Boot priority back to floppy first.
Boot the machine using the floppies and put the XP cd in the drive. When you get the the "Welcome to Setup" screen, press "Enter".
On the next screen, press F8 to accept the agreement.
This next screen, I'll need your input as it could be a couple of different things. Let me know what you see on the screen.
The info on the screen is as follows windows xp home edition setup
if one of the following windows xp installations is damaged,setup can try to repair it
use the up + down keys to select an installation
to repair the secected windows xp installation press R
to continue installing a fresh copy of windows xp without repairing,press esc
c:\windows"microsoft windows xp home edition" this line is highlighted thats the whole message thanks for sticking with me wannabe1 your great.