I have read through your comments and it looks like your Operating System (OS) is corrupted.
You can use that XP installation CD Service Pack 1 to install a new copy of Windows XP, then later upgrade to service pack 2 or 3 depending on your choice.
How ever, the errors that have been developed in your OS could simply be fixed by upgrading your service pack, to service pack 3.
Follow this link to download service pack 3.
If it fails to install or if it fails ti fix the errors, you will have to make a new installation of Windows XP using the CD you have, then upgrade to Service pack 2 after the installation.
Follow this link to download service pack 2, which you will download and install after you have installed a new OS.
Now, to install Windows XP, follow the steps below that i have provided.
How ever, i would advise you to back up all your data, on the desktop and in the My Documents folder to an external location like an empty CD,or flash drive or to a different partition, to prevent data loss.
After data backup, follow these steps to install Windows XP.
Below is the detailed procedure of installing Microsoft
installing Windows XP or any other operating system, you should backup all
your data. Data can be backed up on a separate partition, if the hard disk
is partitioned or you can back it up on external storage devices like CDs
or on a network.
the computer and go to the Setup menu by pressing F2 and change the first
boot device to CD, press Esc and save settings.
the CD labeled Microsoft Windows XP into the computer and restart the
the pc restarts, a message will appear telling you to press any key to
boot from CD, press a key immediately the message appears and the setup
process will begin.
the files have been loaded, Windows will start and it will give you an
option of repairing using Recovery Console by pressing “R” or continue
with setup by pressing “ENTER”; press enter to continue with setup.
will list all your disk partitions, highlight the partition where you want
to install Windows, this is mainly partition “C”, press “D” to delete the
partition, then press “L” to confirm.
the partition you deleted, and then press “C” to create a new partition,
press “ENTER” to create the partition.
“ENTER” again to install Windows on the New (Raw) Partition you have
the partition using NTFS file system.
format has completed, Windows will restart and setup will prompt you to
boot from CD again. Ignore the message and let setup continue
the next steps which will ask you to setup the system Time and Date,
Network and enter a serial key, until setup finishes.
setup has finished, Windows will restart and will welcome you for the
first time; Microsoft Windows XP will have successfully been installed on
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