And no, I do not have a Boot CD, nor do I have the original XP install disk to get to the Repair Console. I'm trying to figure out how to make a bootable CD from another machine, but I've never had to make one, and so far all I'm finding are vague references to, "You have to make a bootable CD," but no instructions on how to do it. And Windows Help is no help at all.
Operating system: Win XP Media Center edition, SP3.
If I can just boot into Safe Mode, I can take it from there. Any help will be most greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.