thanks for your reply. Below is some info i found I hope you can answer some ?s i have done a repair with a simimialr problem and got the system up and cleaned the system with Malrare, Spybot, Adware, etc. I will go your route if i can't REPAIR XP but can you read my new info and see if you have any ideas ?
I found that my CD drive on my Insprion 530s will not read my XP REinstall Discs so I adjusted the Boot Device Config to
1) USB-CD ROm
With the Insprion 530 came XP Reinstall Disc and Drivers & Utilities Disk. I have done a XP REpair before and remember installing both disk, then installing all XP patches, intalling all Explorer upgrades etc.
I can get the USB-CD Rom to read my XP Disc but early in the transfer of Windows files to folder on C Drive there is a time where I press F6(for special drivers third party or RAID Drivers.. very quickly) the set up continues but either doesn't give me the oppty to load the Driver Disk or a message pops up Message:
Setup could not determine the type of one or more mass storage devices installed in your system, or you have chosen to manully specify an adapter. Currnetly, Set up will load support for the following mass storage devices (s):
* To specify additional SCSI adapters, CD-ROM Drives, or special disk controllers for use with windows, including those for which you have a device support disk from a mass storage device manufacturer, press S
* If you do not have support disk , press ENTER
I press S, then the below message Message:
Set Up could not find a floppy drive on your machine to load OEM drivers from Foppy disk.
* Press ESC to concel loading OEM drivers
* Press F3 to quit set up
I'm Stuck here. Not sure why XP disk are reconized but not Driver Disk
I have had problems with the CD Drive on my Insprion reading disk from day one and think that if I could get the Driver disk reconized and loaded I could get into SAFE Mode and start going after the Virus. I have a SATA drive and I read on some other post that this has been an issue with other DELL user, or SATA Drives ???
In BIOS Area
On board LANBOOT ROM (Disabled)
SATA Mode is IDE .. should I change to RAID.
This is where my thinking is coming from http://www.geekstogo...ir-windows-xp/.
This worked for me one time before
Agains thanks for your help