I have replaced the HDD with a second hand one in a computer which has Win XP home on, I have used the recovery disc and run into several problems. No internet explorer, no Outlook express and I cannot install the Office suite.
I get several messages depending on what I am trying to do. Windows installer problems is one. If I type msconfig into the run box that cannot be found etc.
I have done a similar thing in the past on another PC and all went fine, but not this time, I have formatted and reinstalled with the same result, I have put all service packs on, no difference, but it does prevent me from reformatting without taking the disc out, which I don't want to do.
Have done that and rebooted, still no change, it tells me that the Installer is not installed correctly and to run msconfig, but that is not found either.
There is no ethernet and program files show Outlook express as empty.