If I purchase a new motherboard, I'll most likely take the advice of this board and just reformat with a fresh install of everything. The problem arises: I don't have an XP install CD. I made the HP Recovery CDs through an HP prompt, but as I understand, the CDs won't work on a new motherboard.
Most brand name computer vendors (HP, Dell, Compaq, etc) don't ship you an XP CD. Instead, they ship the computer with a recovery drive and prompt you to make Recovery CDs. Naturally, the recovery CDs only work on the motherboard that shipped with the computer.