actually, at this point, my computer had suddenly started powering OFF as soon as Windows XP starts to boot...
and now it's back to the original problem, and I can't cancel it with escape! I'm posting from a different computer at the moment. I don't know what to do!
I tried a hard-reboot, and then i managed to attempt to start windows again...
only the blue loading bar under the windows XP logo was moving very slowly...i don't know if this means I damaged the hard drive some how?
After a few minutes, the computer self-reboots again and goes back to asking for a CD system disk.
Guess what, I turned off the computer for about 5 minutes, and after trying again, the computer boots up fine.
I don't know what's going on at all.
To Albert Frankenstein:
Here is what i found:
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
Edited by vedasisme, 14 July 2007 - 05:46 PM.