Here's my problem.
My parents bought a new PC and gave me their old 2002 Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop. I have a good PC but hey, it was a free laptop. They had issues with it being very slow, probably due to viruses... so I decided to reinstall Windows XP to wipe out whatever was on there.
So I put the Windows XP disk in, and the first thing it said was that it wouldn't reinstall because the XP version on the disk was an earlier version compared to the OS on the laptop. Obviously they had someone install serivce pack 2 XP on it.
So I booted from the disk itself and reinstalled in the C drive partition... therefore going over the OS that was already on there.
Went through, started installing, got to the point where it asked me to name the computer and what not, and once I thought it was a success, boom, I was told that the Log On DLL msgina.dll was not installed. Told me to contact system admin or install it manually (no idea how to do either).
So I thought, okay, maybe if I use my service pack 3 XP that I have for my home PC, maybe I'll have better luck. Same thing happened. Couldn't get past that Log On DLL msgina.dll install warning which always forces me to restart. Happens over and over.
So how do I get past this point. I basically have no laptop now because there is no OS system. Sucks. Lastly, when I do do the install the screen is smaller in blue.
Any help would be MUCH appreciated.