Some quick history:
My home PC (running Win XP) crashed on startup... "Missing or corrupt hal.dll file"
You helped me create a Puppy Linux disk...with which I recovered my files...
With my data recovered, you helped me reload Win XP...
You had me back up my data (a second time) using Acronis...this part did not make a lot of sense to me.
You had me create a Recovery Disk...which I tried to use...but when I select the option to use the Recovery Console, it gives me a c:\windows\ prompt...at which I have NO idea what to type to begin recovery...
I have not read every post in this string...I cannot remember if we created a Restore Point, or how to revert my PC back to that point.
Lastly, I can confirm that my data is all secure on a second hard drive (F:, I believe).