|So, right-clicking on My Computer and selecting Manage generates an error?|
Can you get to System Restore?
I'm not clear on the booting to the CD. Can you indeed boot to the Windows CD? If so, you could do a Repair of the OS.
"So won’t you give this man his wings
What a shame
To have to beg you to see
We’re not all the same
What a shame" - Shinedown