About a Repair Install - hmmmm, there's been two major moving of items since we got that XP, then we got divorced and the XP moved out. I hope that software CD can be found somewhere!!!
Of major concern - In case the Repair Install would lose all info, can the info on the XP's HD be copied to an external HD? At that thought - would I be copying the virus/malware that may have caused all this problem? If I can transfer info to external HD, what software should I not copy so it will not cause a problem with the Repair Install-ed software when moved back into XP? If I understand right a lot of programs share parts with other folders.
If it's of any use with all this, I have a Vista computer at home.
You've been tremendous help and I appreciate your time and thoughts.