Friday night, I rebooted my computer, and it just stopped and hung, so I did a cold boot.
The next thing that happened was I got a message that Windows could not be started, there was a corrupt system file or directory, please insert disk and press R for repairs. I did that, but it didn't want to repair. It was then that I noticed that the windows was listed as being on D drive. Another reboot showed me that D drive had become C, and C drive had become D. There was also a registry error, possibly brought about by me running a program to fix it.
I wanted to put Windows on the former D drive anyways so I figured then was a good a time as any to install XP on the 'new' C drive.
Twenty hours later (no exaggeration) XP was installed. Now, I am grateful at this point that I can get online to find the help that I need, but it's SO slow and I am finding it quite difficult to find what I need - I am reminded of using an XT and a 1200 BPS modem and trying to surf the internet. My typing on here is very slow... I'm way ahead of what's showing on the screen. If I load the task manager, it takes about 60% of the CPU. As far as I know, my system is clean, and the harddrive light isn't constantly on either.
I don't really know what to do now. I may try and install XP on the 'new' D drive and see if that can fix anything, but after that, I'm not sure what else to do. But as that may take another couple of days, I'd rather wait to see if anyone has any ideas on here, first.
Thank you for your time!