Have been having problems surrounding this, so decided to take it back to the original.
Got windowsold folder, got a recovery disk, got enough disk space.
Put disk in, restart, click recover from HD, recover disk, and search for recovery options: all giving me the same message with no progress.
The screen says Parity Check 2
Looked it up, am pretty sure there are no memory problems (ran basic scan recently, running extended now) Have no extra cards in PCI slots and whatnot. Have even tried disabling integrated sound/video cards(as per what I read)
If anyone knows a good thing here please say, otherwise, my main question is: if I buy a new XP Pro, and wipe my disk clean; is this Parity Check 2 type error going to prevent that from working?