I didn't have the windows xp h.e. Installation disk but a valid serial number so i downloaded it and burned it to a disk for installation. Is that what's causing all of these problems?
I wil stand corrected but as far as I am aware, there is NO legitimate authentic download of XP available.
There are many places online to download Windows XP but none that are legal. Windows XP is not distributed online so there is no legitimate way to download Windows XP, even from Microsoft. No matter where you find it, any XP download you come across online is likely illegal.
AND especially so, if it requires neither a product key or activation