Hi, thanks a lot for replying.. and thank you for welcoming me as a new member
When you said disk management, do you mean - control panel>computer management>disk management?
If yes, the disk management doesnt come up. I get an error message about not being able to access the Logical drive or something.
I dont want to go through the pain of trouble shooting the OS currently running on the machine, I know it wouldnt be easy. I think the easiest way to solve the issue is to just reinstall a fresh OS.
The machine didnt come with CDs when my auntie bought it. All it has is the I386 window files and other stuff it needs in the c: directory. I copied those to my USB drive and ran the winnt.exe but I just got an error about EULA not being present. But like what I said, its there in the USB drive when i searched for it.
How else can I do this if I dont have an original windows xp sp3 install disk if the windows install files in the directory dont work? The machine's OS license is for windows xp home edition sp3. That's what I need.
I think those files inside the C: directory are suppose to be used by the machine when the user runs the ctrl-f11>restore.
I tried again pressing ctrl-f11 (both keys simultaneously) just before the dell logo comes up, nothing happens. It just continued loading windows.
I'd appreciate any help. THANKS A LOT