Hi, Klinefelter, welcome to Bleeping Computer!
If you have the CD's (I think you said you did) and if your computer runs Windows XP, then perhaps there is hope.
It sounds like maybe (just maybe) there's a problem here that can be resolved from the XP Recovery Console. Read this Microsoft Article
on how to access the recovery console.
Once in the Recovery Console, type chkdsk C: /p /r
to perform an exhaustive check of your hard drive's integrity. THis can take quite a while, so make yourself some hot chocolate and turn the TV on.
Once chkdsk completes, remove the CD and reboot.
Post back as to whether that solves the problem. Or if you are not running Windows XP then let us know!
As a matter of fact, post all your system specs (Windows version, model of computer, etc.)
Edited by Amazing Andrew, 13 April 2007 - 06:16 PM.