Well, in that case I'd suggest backing up your data and reinstalling Windows.
How would I do that without a CD?
I'm not sure what's going on with the computer now, but it is extremely slow. When I turn it on, it goes to the black screen asking me to choose safe mode, XP home edition, debugging. Then it takes a long time to get internet going. I've read a little about stopping services and programs at start up, but I don't know what is needed. I've already checked my add ons for Firefox and it seems that they are all needed. I'm a little lost here.
Your netbook should have recovery partition.
I can't get to it since my Accessories and things don't show up. When I hit the start menu, only McAfee, Malewarebytes and HP Printer shows up. I don't know how to get to the recovery partition.
You should be getting that option at boot time.
What brand of netbook is it?
Scratch that previous - I was thinking about system restore. When the computer boots up, it goes to the black screen and gives me the options. I chose recovery partition and it said "disk error, press control alt delete to restart. I have an HP Mini 1000. Last night, I found a program that said it could reinstall Windows XP without the disc. It didn't work, so I deleted it.
It looks like you'll have flash your BIOS.
See here: http://www.gottabemobile.com/2009/0...very-installation-now-available-for-download/
Ok, I downloaded it and ran it. What does that do?
I believe you should be able to access recovery partition by pressing F11 at HP logo.
It is there for me to choose, but when I do it says "disc error, ctrl alt delete to restart." The only choice that works is XP Home Edition.
I'm not sure what to advice you at the point.
It looks like the only option is to order recovery CD from HP and get external CD drive in order to reinstall Windows.
Okay, thank you for your help.