It's in the loop of restarting and giving me the unmountable boot volume error. I checked on these forums and other forums and tried the various methods for fixing it.
I went into the BIOS but I didn't see anything labeled 'Fail-Safe' default settings. I loaded the default settings anyways and it still didn't work.
I grabbed an XP installation disk and booted from that. Got to the welcome screen, hit R and it got me to a screen that said "setup did not find any hard disk drives on your computer. setup cannot continue. hit F3 to quit."
I have SP3 installed on the laptop but the disk says SP2 on it. Does that matter?