|Kind of hard to say. I would have suggested that you borrow someone's Vista DVD and use it and it's repair tools to try to fix. Now that you attempted to load xp I can't say what is the state.|
I guess you should still try to borrow any retail dvd and maybe some of the OEM dvd's for Vista or maybe Windows 7 and boot to the repair feature. Vista would be the best choice to start with If it can find a Vista install then you may be able to fix it still.
You may be able to fix with a F key at boot. Download owners manual for how to recover it and any options you have like buying a new set of disks from the OEM for a small amount.
Your attempt to fix it may have been the worst choice.
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