Long story short, I tried running the installation and it tells me it can't install nvraidco.dll and I re-tried it several times and then tried skipping it. It then cannot install any other file after that! So I tried restarting it.
Anyways now windows does not load at all. It automatically boots to the black screen that says "please select the operating system to start:" so I press F8 for troubleshooting options, because choosing either XP home or XP professional will just get me back to where I started.
I choose "start windows in safe mode" . It then goes back to the "choose the operating system" page ("start windows in safe mode" is highlighted in blue at the bottom) and I try XP professional.
I then get this error message -
Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
Please re-install a copy of the above file.
I press enter and it restarts and i'm back to square one.
If anyone has any suggestions, or if anyone can just let me know gently if I've killed my computer, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!