Okay it's not the hard drive.
Took it to the computer store because were were going to get a new computer anyway. They put in their own windows xp cd which had SP2 on it and they were able to get right through set up but then couldn't load windows normally but could run it in safe mode.
So i bought it home to get files off it I needed in safe mode but then I couldn't load safe mode. It was hanging at tdi.sys. Turning the modem off seemed to get it to load but I also ran MY xp recovery cd again (which i probably shouldn't have done) and now safe mode or normal mode isn't working again.
Could it just be a problem with my xp cd then?
There is no other way to just copy files from C: to another drive without getting into windows is there? Or can i get to dos/command prompt without loading windows?
Edited by justme83, 18 September 2009 - 11:19 PM.