I can't believe I'm asking this - it doesn't seem that long ago when all disks used to be bootable, I suppose things have moved on so much, but I have a sick XP Home PC with no install disks. It won't boot into Safe Mode but the HDD is spinning up so I'm guessing a chunk has come out of the HDD in a system file...maybe...so I'm trying to create a bootable CD to run a repair. I have a Vista laptop on the web, and I can't understan how hard it is to get an image for the XP disk(s?).
My question is:
If I go to the site www.allbootdisks.com
the XP home has four disks, do I need only disk one for repair?
Another site bootdisk.com has a xp diskette zip file which only has 4 files on it, forgive my vintage but no command.com does that matter for running the old disk repaird utils?
Can I just use an old dos 6.2 to run the chkdsk?