+ 0 Votes Reponse To Answer databaseben 2 years ago keep in mind that if the xp version on the cd is not the same as the xp on the computer, you can't execute a "repair installation". the only options then would be to install xp as a secondary o.s. in a different folder or partition. afterwards you will have two copies of xp on your computer.my suggestion is to look for the "R" option which will execute the recovery console and take you to the disk prompt. if you look at the bottom of the setup screen, there will be options to execute by pressing certain keyboard keys.once at the disk prompt, you can retry my initial suggestion and try to salvage what you can.