I noticed that XP Home was unable to recognise new hardware such as a camera, scanner or printer. My guess was that it was corrupted. In the "current version"" registry there was no "device path" item. Foolishly I tried a repair from my Windows Home XP CD. When I got to the stage of being asked to remove any floppy in drive A (there was not one) the setup would not proceed and I now have a hard disc which will not boot Windows. If I use an XP boot floppy I notice that the Windows splash screen loadng indiator is green rather than blue. But it never gets past this point and always shuts down and tries to start again ad infinitum. I do have a second hard disc with a good copy of XP on it (I am using it now) but all the data on that disc is two years out of date. Assuming that the current data on he duff disc is OK is it possible to transfer the good copy of XP to it.? I cannot remove XP from the disc because I cannot even access it!