Before any of this happened, I installed Norton Ghost, and switched my DVD drive with a CD burner. I had to restart the computer for some reason, when I logged into XP, all the desktop icons showed and everything, then the computer just froze
So i pressed the "reset" switch on my computer. Then my computer started to run the "Chkdsk" on my hard drive. It found alot of errors and dealt with them successfully. Now every time I restart, my computer hangs at the following file (the splash screen doesn't even show!)
Things I have tried:
1.) edited the boot.ini file so that I can see which drivers are loaded by adding:
/fastdetect /noguiboot /sos /bootlog
at the end
2.) Can't boot into safe mode....also hangs at pci.sys
3.) Expanding the pci.sys file from an XP cd to \windows\system32\drivers\pci.sys with the following command
Expand D:\i386\pci.sy_ C:\windows\system32\drivers /y
4.) Tried to 'Repair install' booting from the Windows XP cd, then going to "repair this installation". Completed successfully, but still hangs at pci.sys
5.) I have an XP installation on a different hard drive (also installed on this computer) and I can boot successfully into there. So i tried replacing the pci.sys file from that installation, but no go.
6.) Tried switching back to the dvd burner, no go. Tried removing both dvd drive and cd burner, still nothing.
I have no idea what else to try...It just doesn't get passed the pci.sys file
Any help would be appreciated.