|See if it will get to Safe Mode by tapping F8 during start-up (probably not). |
You could try XP repair but if you screwed up the partitions that won't work either:
You are probably heading for either a reformat and XP install (if you have an XP disk), or HP restore if they have provided a facility either on the HD or with a CD.
If it goes that way you might be able to get your data onto a flash drive using a Linux Live CD, but if that doesn't see the HD you are a bit stuck.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks