i tried the boot.ini method but all i can edit in msconfig is Timeout. so i was sitting confused when suddenly my brain clicked and i did this: right-click My Computer, select Properties, select the Advanced tab, click on Settings under Startup & Recovery then chose the edit the file manually option. here i made sure the content was similar to urs and amended as necessary. but after the reboot, the loading bar would go a few times and then the bars would get stuck at the end of the loading bar. then i went back into safe mode and reversed all the changes i had made, and then i tried using the Recovery Console. but now windows setup wouldnt show me the choice of the RC but instead after loading the files it showed a screen where all my partitions appeared and asked where i wanted to setup windows xp. so now i tried installing RC and it now appears during startup. here i selected it and after it started i selected the windows installation by pressing 1 (it was the only one that appeared) and then pressing enter. after this it asked the admin password, which i typed and pressed enter. then it gives me the C:\WINDOWS> prompt. i typed BOOTCFG /REBUILD. it starts scanning for installations and then finds the installation i have and asks "Add installation to boot list? (Yes/No/All)". i press Y and the enter. then it asks me "Enter Load Identifier", which i thought is the name, so i typed "Windows XP Professional" and pressed enter. then it asked "Enter OS Load Options", which i think is the command(s) that i want...but anyways i pressed enter without typing anything, and then the C:/WINDOWS> prompt came up again. here i typed FIXBOOT and pressed enter and then it said:
The target partition is C:.
Are you sure you want to write a new boot sector to the partition C:?
i pressed Y and then enter, after which it said "FIXBOOT is writing a new boot sector." and "The new bootsector was successfully written." and then the C:/WINDOWS> prompt came up. i typed QUIT but it wouldnt work so i typed EXIT and my pc rebooted after a moment or 2. now i had a new choice (the one that i made) and i selected it but the same happened: it was stuck at the loading screen.
now i dont know what should be done next so i thought it was better to post rather than do something yourself and totally mess it up.
plz reply soon