It's a Dell, so no it doesnt have that extra partition. I wish it did!!!!
Well I just started working on it again, and I figured out that I could still open applications; I press ctr-alt-del and I can open the Run As window! So I opened up computer managment, and checked out some stuff. Nothing wrong in Device Manager, so it cant be hardware(hopefully).
Also for an added note I could see the backround image...so it gets past the logging in stage, i just cant see the start menu, no folders, just the backround image.
I tried using the UBCD(Ultimate Boot CD) and a copy of win xp pro, but the computer wouldnt boot from it. I changed the boot sequence, pressed F8 and selected it to boot from CD, and no luck. Maybe I copied them wrong? I copied the XP ISO image right onto the CD and it should work. Its the wierdest thing guys. Anything you think I may be doing wrong?
In the meantime, tonight Im going to be trying to fix this "expensive paperweight" lol. I appreciate the help guys. Any other ideas on what to do?
UPDATE: Ok Im able to load the CD from the Run As window, and I cant seem to find a repair option in it...so Im at a dead-end again. Im going to try some other things and then come back.
Edited by BL00DY_R0AR, 16 February 2009 - 04:57 PM.