i got the cd he gave me one so i just put that in and then i can reinstall it? I though there was a seprate cd one for windows xp home and then one to reinstall? i guess i was wrong, correct me if i am
Well actually if you got the disks from like Dell or someone like that you may have an application and a system restore disk.
Does it say which one you have on the disk itself ?
If you have a system restore disk.
All you have to do is stick it in and reboot.
Once you see your machine reboot It will "hopefully" ask you to "press any key to boot from Cd..."
Press any key and proceed to do a "Fresh Install".
After that you might want to delete the current partition and then format it with "NTFS ( Quick format )".
Then just sit back and wait.
Well its actually going to be easier for you to get an original XP home disk. Much easier to wipe the hard drive and start over from new. Go to newegg or an online software site and you can usually get it for around $90.