The main problem that is holding us back is: I cannot install service pack one.
When I try to - it stops and says that the Atapi driver is in use - I googled that and it said it operates the protocol for CD drive.
So - there is no CD in the drive... I am not sure what process is using the driver to turn it off.
Excal - my helper from the hijack topic suggested I put it(atapi driver) in a folder on the desktop.
Unfortunately I can only use the task Manager to run things - and u cannot move atapi using that - not sure it would move because it is being used anyway.
So two questions:
1. Could I possibly delete the driver - I dodnt really use my CD drive - and get it back later - or would this completely screw up the system.
2. I have an unpacked copy of XP Pro on my c: drive - not on disk - a friend not from the forum suggested I try to install XP overtop the old version. Is it possible to install a version of XP using files that is on the old version on the same drive. I hope that is explained right - I just mean go to Task Manager>File(new task)>Windows setup and so on and overwrite XP uhhhh u know while it is still on the hard drive stored on the previous version of XP.
I am kinda nervous of doing that - but I am hoping that if I did it would fix the registry...
Ok any ideas. Thanx Guys