well consider this. whats less expensive buying your very own copy of windows xp @ 80 bucks give or take, or having to take your pc down to some computer guy having him do the same thing you can do, but charging you oh im guessing over 125$. its your call. good luck let me add this. were assuming that theres no hardware issues here .unless your experianced in troubleshooting these things likepower, hardware failure, an whatnot ,im not suggesting dont have a professional look at your machine.
I think buying a copy of Windows Xp would be more expensive to tell you the truth - I don't know what they charge in America but they charge the earth over here in the United Kingdom.
It's £200 for the XP professional so the Home Edition will probably be cheaper but I wouldn't think a lot cheaper. Last time my computer went down the shop charged £40 for wiping it clean and reinstalling a few programmes.
Thanks for your suggestions though.
Just noticed you are in Florida - my daughter is there at the moment in Longboat Bay..
Edited by Fox07, 08 June 2007 - 08:08 AM.