I am new to experts exchange. Please bear with me. I have totally messed up an hp 553x computer. I went to reinstall the os (XP Home) from the i386 folder (WINNT32.exe). The first ime I did it, I didn't pay attention and clicked it on through. Well it loaded into the D: drive, which is also the same drive as recovery and it didn't have enough space to load everything up.
As you know, hp doesn't have recovery disks, just the partition on the computer. This is a work computer, not mine. I don't have a clue when it was bought, who bought it etc...
Anyways. I went to reinstall it again, and like a fool, I deleted the "D" partition and installed it over the windows on the C: drive.
I have been not been able to boot the computer since. All I get is a blinking cursor. I have tried to repair it with other xp cd's, I even bought it to a computer tech who said the os is either corrupt or not there.
He says he could put a new os in and it should work (for a fee of course). I have tried that myself, and not matter what is tried, you cannot finish installation. It always goes back to the blinking cursor.
I thought maybe someone here can give me some sort of advice. I was going to throw it out the window, but I live in Florida and we all live in single story homes. Just not much of an impact, ha,ha.