Alright so I followed the instructions from riks guide to repairing XP/2000. And got to the part where it said to hit R for repair. But I don't have a option for that. He said that if it doesn't come up then you can't do it. But what I am wondering is why you can't hit the repair button on the page where it asks you to either hit enter to go into the xp setup or hit R to repair. So why can't I do the second option, repair? Instead of going into the XP setup to repair it. Isn't it the same thing? Now if it doesn't work that way, meaning if that is the way that makes you lose data or something. Then I would like to try and get data off my computer as soon as possible. I was trying to do the BartPE thing but it has to search for "windows instillation" files but it finds none. So I think I can use this program to get into my HD to get files off of it. But it is not able to find the instillation files, does anybody know how I can get it to find them?