thanks for your reply. yes it autostarts , then i exit then type
sfc /scannow and it starts but it asks for the winxp-cd. i can skip
file but it keeps asking for the cd.
i read something about slip streamming sp2 , but i am to dadburn dumb to understand how to do it.
ps:does a repair install delete sp2 , dx , and all my updates and drivers?
Aspire X-Superalien 500W
Asus P4c800E Deluxe
Intel P-4 800 3.0G 1mb cache
Crucial 4x 512MB DDR400
2x WD 80GB Sata 150 7200rpm 8M
Ati Radeon 9800XT 256MB
Windows XP , home sp2