This case please understand will come under post mortum because I know that by the time someone answers it will have simply been converted to XP but that doesn't stop me wanting to know here if there was another more simple "less flog them something profitable" answer that I know is going to take up 1.5gb of their little hard disk. Please leave answering this post off until all the other live cases are cleared but I am sure that there are some people interested in this case as it would save the client at least the price of a new XP licence and sod the boss.
system is ME,
6Gb old piece of junk.
Problem: On start up after two or three error boxes it arrives at the last box in unreadable scrpt which is also unhittable(no advance from there) so I try boot in safemode where I get to the point of choice but after choosing "in safe mode" it continues for 20 seconds coming up with the same type of unreadable unhittatble box, story ends there.