Okay I dont know too much about computers, I mean i can format if i have to and maybe even build one, but i wouldnt try it yet, im still learning.
I just had a comp built for me, my cousin made it for me and he installed everything
so far he installed windows xp
zone alarm security suite
He told me to download the windows service pack 1
So i did last night, I left it on to download, i woke up and shutdown the computer
So today when i woke up, I turned the computer on and it took a while, he said it would since i downloaded the service pack, but when it started, it said something alongs the lines of "the file or folder win32 is corrupted, please run chksomething," i ran what it was (cant remember and im at work so i cant check) and it scanned or whatever but it went fast so i couldnt read it, anyway thats the message i got, it wasnt a big error message, just at the bottom right where it usually says if i had new harware or whatnot and i also got an error message for zone alarm, it said the firewall.zap had a problem, but thats the only thing that doesnt work, everything else does.
I called my cousin and he said that my windows directory is coruppted but he couldnt explain much more because he had to leave and hes gonna be gone for a week
anyone know what the problem is, how it happened, and how i can fix it
im reluctant to reinstall becaue even though i could get a copy for a bootdisk and xp, i cant get all the programs he installed and all that