If floppies still are not an option, follow the instructions below. I am very sorry everything must be so complicated, but without floppies and without windows disc this sadly is the only way.
To a clean computer, download this file: http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dis ... monkey.iso
This is a whole Linux operating system capable of booting from the CD and of performing various recovery tasks.
Open the .iso file with a CD burning program. Then burn it to a CD. The .iso file is a "compilation" on itself, be sure to burn it like that, NOT as a regular file.
If you don't know how to do this or if you only have the Windows cd burning programmes available, you can download a plugin which will enable Windows to do this task for you here: http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/
Download the version which is right for your OS (2 for XP, 3 for Vista), install it, right click the .iso file and choose burn to cd.
Write down the next instructions.
On the broken computer:
Insert the burned CD into the drive. If your computer doesn't boot from CD, you must alter the BIOS boot order so that the CD is first and the hard drive is second. For this you need to consult any manual that came with the PC, because I can't help you with this - I don't know what your BIOS looks like.
OK, if everything goes well it will say it's loading two files called vmlinuz and initrd.gz. Let it do so.
You will then be asked to pick a boot option. Just enter puppy and hit enter.
Follow the instructions on the screen and after three more questions you will boot to a Linux environment.
In Linux, click the icon Connect and follow the instructions to set up an internet connection.
Once everything is working, click Browse. Seamonkey (somewhat similar to FireFox) will start. Browse to this thread and download the file I attached to my post.
When asked where it needs to be saved, you must click Browse. Linux has a very strange way of numbering hard drives. Your hard drive will either be called /mnt/sda1 (/ means root) or /mnt/hda1. Anyway - it will be in this directory called mnt which is in the root of the Puppy drive structure. Rename ntldr.txt to ntldr, I had to name it ntldr.txt because the forum wouldn't allow me to attach it
A file can be renamed by clicking sda1 on your desktop (can also be hda1), right clicking it, choosing This file > Rename.
Once the file has been downloaded and saved, click Start > Shutdown > Reboot. You will get back to a DOS style environment and asked whether you want to save this session, up to you really, but I'd pick No.
Remove the disc from the drive and see if the issue is resolved now.
Nope, sorrydo you have ventrilo or aim or some sort of chat program so we can get through this a little faster?