|Thanks for the info guys.|
spinemangler, I really could have done with that info a year ago(LOL)when purchasing it, I thought Hitachi/Ibm were supposed to be decent brands,Suppose again it shows you what I know.
I tried the safe mode attempt princecorum but no luck unfortunately.
I tried again with my Windows XP Pro CD & to my amazement the Blue windows setup screen came up, I tried a repair but unfortunately Repair wasn't one of the options listed, So out of curiosity I rebooted & this time the screen went black & the keyboard froze.
So I've tried the 6 floppy boot disks, HDD Regenerator, I also got a friend to try & make me a boot disk from their windows xp but that also didn't work.
So the way I see it is I only have these choices available,
Attempt a total re-install & lose everything, scrap it & buy a new hard drive, I was also thinking since I have an external hard drive that I just bought last week for my work. So I was thinking of copying everything from my other pc that I'm currently using(Windows XP Home)to the hard drive & boot it from the F: Drive, I done a test with my External Dvd Burner & my motherboard allows me to boot from an external source, This will be my last attempt.
So what I've done was rather than buying an external blank usb 2 case, then taking the hard rive out & plugging it in to this pc & back as much stuff as I can, The cost would be almost £30(around $60) for a blank case, Instead I found a seller from Hong Kong who sells IDE to Usb converters, I simply take my hard drive from the broken machine upstairs, Plug the IDE Cable in along with the power supply into a wall socket then I plug the other USB End in to this machine downstairs & with a bit of luck I can get all my much needed data off it & onto a few dvd's, or if I'm having problems then I'll try one of those file recovery programs.
The price was only £10 including p&p(around $18), So less than a third of the price for that of an external case. So I'll let you all know how it turns out one way or another.
Thanks Again for all help received I really appreciate it, James..