I installed winxp on my wife's Toshiba satellite and after operating well for 3 weeks, the Hard drive failed.
My Toshiba repair station installed a new HD and thinking he was doing me a favor installed XP-Pro on it.
I own a copy of XP-Home which was purchased for this computer and initialized.
After working well for two weeks it now hangs at login with advisory "Some system files are missing or damaged. You cannot log on at this time.
Please use your installation CD to reinstall or repar windows Error Code: 0x80040507"
Windows will boot in safe mode but I cannot invoke repair options, I suspect because the XP cd I have and the installed XP copy don't match.
I suspect some viral activity in older files that were brought over after the new install (although a scan now runs as clean).
Will I have to wipe the HD reformat and reinstall my own copy of WinXP-Home?
Can I do anything form where I am now ?
appreciate any help you can give .