However, during these steps, at one point Windows would not start up, not even in safe mode. I had to use HP recovery. I did this, lost all of my applications, but none of my data. My version of Windows XP has reverted to a very old version. When I started updating it, things seem to be going fine until I get to Windows Service Pack #3. As soon as this is installed, I can no longer start Windows, again.
Here is the link from my other forum:
Someone please help me!!!!