You should "fixmbr" on the drive that contains the new installation of XP. Just in case, also run the "fixboot" command.
There are several different black screen errors, but basically they are as follows:
- corrupt MBR (fixmbr is the fix for this)
- corrupt boot sector (fixboot is the fix for this)
- corrupt file system (chkdsk /r is the fix for this)
- corrupt video drivers (in this case you should be able to boot into Safe Mode)
Also, since you're in the Recovery Console, run "chkdsk /r" (without the quotes) to ensure that the boot drive file system isn't corrupted.
Trying to access a bad hard drive can lock your system up so bad that a reboot will be required. I'd suggest putting this thing in a USB drive caddy to keep it from hosing your system. You can get one here for about $30 US: http://www.cooldrives.com/saandidehadr1.html
(I use these at home and at work - the drawback is that they don't have an enclosure for permanent use).
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