Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:36 AM
your problem is the desktop isn't showing, right? i don't know why you want to complicate things. simply run a windows repair from the xp setup disk. i think you can even run it from inside windows without the need to boot cd. ctrl+alt+del for program manager, then file>new task, then browse, choose the xp setup drive, locate the setup executable and run it. then choose repair windows.