Just a word of warning. Using the CDs that don't belong to that laptop will cause too many issues. Don't do that.
Instead, why not boot up SAFE MODE and use System Restore back one day?
Today when I tried to use my laptop, I started it up but it would show the XP start screen with the little green bar going across the bottom and then the screen would go black. Then the whole process would start up, I waited for five minutes to no avail and turned off my laptop. Is there a way to get it to work?
I don't have that laptop's specific system restore CD but I have older system restore cd's (both systems are XP home).
Does anyone know what to do? Is it possible to use those other CD's?