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Problems starting windows

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A few screens after turning on the computer, before getting to the desktop I will get 2 options the says:

Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Optin. /fastdetect

If i select Microsoft Windows XP Professional, i will get something that says:
"Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.
Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check booth path and disk hardware.
Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information"

If i click Option. /fastdetect, the computer will just reboot.

The same thing will happen if i try going into safe mode, and I can't do a system restore because the same will happen as well.

I think the problem was caused was when i went into msconfig.exe, went to boot.ini and made microsoft windows xp professional the default option.
Because before this, there was a 3rd option that said:
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