I will let dsenette tell you his temporary windows solution. I'm not sure what he has in mind, but if it doesn't work, you could download the Ultimate Boot CD for Windows. This CD is full of diagnostic tools and could be very valuable right now and for future problems. The only catch is you need a XP CD in order to make the UBCD.
Once again I'll be logging on and off today for the next 5 or 6 hours, so we can help you to get your problem solved quickly if you check for our responses.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 02 December 2005 - 10:20 AM.