I posted a boot up problem in the Hardware Forum recently. I finally got past that one, and managed to get Windows XP to try a Repair Installation. My problem is that during the installation, I get several copy error messages where my choices are to either retry, skip, or browse for the file. When I click "Browse", sure enough the file is sitting there in the i386 folder of my Windows XP CD, but for some reason the installer can't find it. I found on another forum that a user suggested copying the i386 directory onto the hard drive to avoid CD Read problems. I did this, and attempted another repair installation but again I ran into a variety of copy error messages. Once I clear all of those, eventually Windows runs, but in an obvious sluggish mode. I am unable to get Windows Update to work properly to get me back.
I tried Windows Restore within Windows, and picked a checkpoint back when everything was fine (about a week ago), but it seemed to freeze there for a very long time - nothing like how it has behaved when I've restored in the past.
I am completely perplexed with what to do. Please help!
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
MSI KT3 Ultra ARU
1 GB PC-2700
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
2 x 80 GB Western Digital P-ATA in RAID 0
Antec 430 TruePower
SB Audigy 2 ZS