Rightly or wrongly I thought the best course of action was to re-install windows, however I get as far as teh blue screen where you press enter to install XP.
After this screen I get a blue screen with the following detail at the bottom of the screen:
Examining 238473MB Disk 0 at ID 0 on bus 0 on atapi
The whole thing just seems to freeze on this screen, i have left it for several hours and nothing moves.
I have 2 identical 250GB hard drives connected on a SATA, and 2 DVD drives connected on a PATA. In the BIOS the DVD drives are listed as ID 0 master and ID 0 slave. Is windows trying to look at these or am i getting confused?
What, if anything, is going wrong.