I can boot from the cd ok, and when install screen is viewing I hit R.
it then gives me loads of options about how I want to repair.
I just want to reload "Help and Support" coz they aint working
what is the best route please help if poss ?
Use the System Restore Wizard for this...
Here's how to use it:
You must be a member of the computer administrator group on your computer to access the System Restore Wizard or change System Restore settings.
There are three methods that you can use to access System Restore functionality.
You can access the System Restore Wizard through the Start menu. To access the System Restore Wizard, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
You can access System Restore through Control Panel. To open the System Restore Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance. Under See Also, click System Restore.
You can access System Restore through Help and Support Center. To access the System Restore Wizard, click Start, and then click Help and Support. Click Performance and Maintenance, click Using System Restore to undo changes, and then click Run the System Restore Wizard.
The way I have done it I have ticked the option to choose the drive on install (won't work if you only have one drive)
and then let it go through ignore the option to repair through the repair console go to the next screen then you can choose the place you want to install the you get an option to press "r" for repair if you choose the drive you already have xp installed on.
This works very well I have done this on many installations onxp.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS