I never was too happy with this new XP of mine, but last week something went very wrong when I was replacing some old third party program with a new version, and Windows burped at the same time. From that moment 'everything' has been wrong: Outlook and Word will not open, and Explorer will take forever to open any folder. I have tried to repair or re-install this and that, and all I need now, I imagine, is to re-install / repair XP itself. The guys in the shop already told me it is all my fault and they will charge me big time if they are to do this for me - so I'll have to do it myself; the new machine took whatever little money I had.
XP was saved to disk, C:\WINDOWS\I386, and I have made a DVD copy of the folder's content, but my understanding is that I need it to be 'bootable' (??). And to do this, I need a bootable image of i386's content. But my backup program will only make images of the entire drive (and I really don't need to make an image of all the errors, do I), so I will start by asking Q
: what free program to use to make a bootable image of a folder's content?
Please, do not tell me that I don't need any CD/DVD because I can command prompt this or that: I will never understand how to do so! Any suggestions must include some kind of 'automation', please, if you know what I mean.
I guess I will be asking a lot of questions before all is well, but maybe you understand the problem so well that you know I need to ask some other question? Please tell so, in time!