My daughters Acer One has developed a problem with Windows XP
On start up it displays on black screen (this following is how it's laid out on the screen)
Windows could not start because the following file is missing
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup
using the original Setup CD-ROM
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair.
I have purchased an external cd drive and changed the start up procedure following the hints from this site (thanks) but as the computer didnt actualy have back up cd (no cd rom) I have blagged a generic windows sp2 disk.
I have tried to follow the hints on repairing the system but it is not as per the instruction on the this site and it says its going to remove all folders etc. As my daughter is 1/2 way through the 1st years of A levels I get scared as I dont want to be responsable for losing all wer work.
Any suggestions greatly appricated