If I cannot find my original WindowsXP installation disks can I just use someone else's?
Maybe as long as I have the correct service pack version its okay?
The windowsXP is fully licensed by the way.
Someone has recommended using bartpe in order to boot from CD because windows is crashing with blue screen and then restarting.
Someone tried backing up files by connecting my (laptop) disk as a slave on another computer but it was not readable.
The reason seems to be that my laptop disk has Checkpoint/Pointsec full disk encryption (which loads up and I can get through okay giving usual username/password but then it starts loading WindowsXP, flashing up the WindowsXP logo before crashing with bluescreen and restarting all over again).
I hope its just the windows whcih is corrupted and I can get at my datafiles because there is some important (according to me) work on there currently not backed up... doh!
Thanks for any help.