First, you need to tell us the make and model of your computer..
You state "lost cd-rom"... Are you referring to the backup CD that came with the computer or the CD driv/player hardware on the computer..
You state: "I have backup on 3 discs I made, don't work".. What kind of backup discs? Why don't they work? (Are they bootable discs and are you trying to boot from them?) How were they made? Do you see error messages when you use them?
You state: "I have a backup partition, insert disc1, nothing happens." Generally, using a backup partition on brand name computers such as HP, etc. DOES NOT require a disc to be inserted.. You simply press the appropriate F-key to access the recovery partition and it re-installs the operating system and all drivers and software back to its factory condition..
You state: "Fixable or restore to original? Problem is 2002 version needs over 200 upgrades, takes days to get secure." I would restore to original in your case... Last week, I used recovery discs to completely restore an HP computer, using XP. It's original state took it back to Windows XP SP1. It took about 4-5 hours to perform the complete recovery which included wiping the hard drive with Dban, installing Service Pack 3 for XP, Internet Explorer 8, and all Windows Updates to date.. I also reinstalled Avira antivirus and a couple other programs for use with an additional DVD burning which was added after the original purchase.
Hope this helps and let us know more.
I don't know computer slang, need help & the correct terms found in xp.
I lost cd-rom, endless attempts to get it back. "Go here, do this", & terms are not in the opened box/safe mode/etc.
I have backup on 3 discs I made, don't work.
Upgraded drivers in device, all of them.
I have a backup partition, insert disc1, nothing happens.
I have other issues, Abode reader, remove & the registry hits deleted, new copy, don't work. Get a "agree to" full screen oversized box, move the box up to see "accept" & "decline" boxes, only decline works /highlighted.
Fixable or restore to original? Problem is 2002 version needs over 200 upgrades, takes days to get secure.
I have removed programs & downloads/misadventures, then deleted any registry hits by name search.
The upgrades, Windows security essentials & downloaded files are my concern of reinstalling original OS.
Please don't post "fix programs". if its not in xp, pass my topic by.