Sorry for the delay, I have been frustrated with this. And had other things to accomplish in between sitting at this PC.
As for as I know I do not have Alcohol, or another simulation program on this PC. Possibly you could give me some suggestions?
I think it is security update or patch that went bad.
Deleted SP3 and all updates and patches and software that was installed for the last 3-4 months, with no results.
Did find that when I tried to run an InPlace Upgrade/Repair my system crashed when I walked away. Unfortuanately I did not have restore running but was able to salvage my system.
Later found out that MS support in trying to help with me not being able to create a stream cd with SP3 tried to change my system like others that have the files stored on the HD. It didn’t work and when I attempted to run the InPlace Upgrade again after weeks of searching services etc that might cause the problem, I found that my system no longer recognizes the xp sp2 cd that it booted from and started the repair. This was about 70% into the repair and near the end.
As I mentioned I am not sure about the simulation programs? But think it is a service tweeked wrong or a patch or security update.
The media is recognized in Safe Mode, Diagnostic Mode, and D drive with basic XP installed.
Also have not found any source that can tell me how to reinstalle upperfilters and lowerfilters[U].bak [/U]files
Any more suggestions are appreciated.