Originally Posted by sseidriver97
well what is my other options does anybody have a recovery disc for xp 2003 i could borrow or buy
Manufacturers used to send a restore disc or two with the computer, back in the day.
Later on, they just started putting the contents of the discs in a partition of the hard drive. In this case, you'll see a "Press F## for recovery" message just before Windows loads. If you see a prompt like that (on HP'*, it'* F11), you can recover that way.
(Sidenote: that and base-2 math are why your system'* 160 GB hard drive shows up in My Computer as only about 140 GB.)