I've sorted out my first problem so no need to respond to that.
Second problem still exists.
Also I've noticed that when I am the Local Disk (C) checking on files/folders I find that under driver there is a folder marked VISTA, with a sub folder called SP, then a folder marked win 2000 with a sub folder marked SP, and another folder marked win 2003 and yet another sub folder with win 2003, then another folder marked XP and the usual sub folder SP
Do I need all these folders and sub folders?
The OP System is XP which seems to be working fine.
I'm a bit confused about all of this.