I had a burned recovery disk (the rc.iso) that I had got from you guys before so I put it in and pushed enter at first and got the message that "Setup cannot find the End User Licensing Agreement(EULA) Setup cannot continue. To quit press f3." So this time when the disk started up I pushed r. I got to the black and white screen where it asked me which windows installation I wanted to log onto but my options were only 1: H:\miniNT or 2: H:\I386....there was no drive with windows option....I know it may be possible that windows is actually on the H:\ instead of the C:\ since it is used/refurbished. When I had my other desk top fixed and had a new hard drive and some other extras added to it my main drive that windows is on is the H:\ now...but I'm not sure if that is the case with this computer as well, unfonrtuanetly it has been down for some time and I don't remember which drive was the main hard drive.
None the less, I tried pressing 1 first and then went through trying 2 and got the same results both ways. I performed a chkdsk /r and /p....it took a few minutes but I remebered it taking much much longer before. It did not go to any other screen though, it stayed on the black and white one and finished with the results of how many kilobytes total disk space and the unit allocations. I then tried bootcfg /scan and got the message "failed to successfully scan disks for windows installations, this error may be cause by a corrupt file system." I'm not sure if the chkdsk actually worked proerly or not.
I do not have the original windows xp disk. I do however have a windows media edition that I had put on a friends computer that worked very well and is still working well, but they had originally had media. Can I install the media onto my computer or what would be my best options?
I greatly appreciate your help and all that you do for everybody on this site! I anxiously wait your reply! thank you