I have had problems with my computer since new, having to fit a new hard drive when it was less than 6 months old. I have had to format and reinstall on numerous occasions its now 4 years old. The problem is the Windows XP disc that came with the computer, which would only format and reinstall is corrupt, so I have a licence for XP but no disc. How can I get hold of a copy? I borrowed an XP pro but this wont accept my licence!
Have you tried contacting Microsoft, and asking if they can supply a new disk for you. You will need the licence number (they will ask for it). They may supply a new disk at minimal cost.
You could also try the following.
Download a program called CDCHECK . There is a trial version free for 15 days, run the recovery option. This will attempt to copy the CD /DVD 'byte by byte' from your CD to a folder on the hard drive. You can then use that to burn a new CD (or run it from hard drive). Terry