Hi Master Spade... I was asked to take a look by Rorschach112 and offer some help. let's chekc this a little more.
To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS
Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.
Hopefully you have already put the XP cd in the drive before all this. If everything is setup correctly you will get a black screen with the following message in the upper left corner:
"Push Any Key To Boot To Cd". When you see this then push any key and the cd will take over. Then follow the prompts or if you need assistance we will help.
Thanks for the reply.
Yesterday, I managed to change that boot seguence and tried to do that Windows Repair. Everything seems to work just fine, until the end. It says that it has finished that part, and just needs to restart to Finish everything. But when it restarts, it just freezes, and it's back to square one!
And now that PC doesn't even want to start in Safe mode. A message comes up that says "Windows XP Setup cannot run under safe mode. Setup will restart now." How can I get it Out of Windows XP Setup, so I can start it at least in Safe Mode?
I was messing with the PC all day yesterday, and one of the things that came up was this message "Check Hard Drive to make sure it is Properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK/F to check for Hard Drive corruption, then restart computer."
After that, I pressed F12 and ran a Hard Drive Diagnostics, with these results:
Drive 0: ST3500320AS - Pass
Drive 1: LITE-ON - Diagnostic not supported
Drive 2: No Device
Drive 3: WD3200KS-75PFB0 - Pass
Drive 4: No Device
Drive 5: No Device
With that info, is there anything else I can do?