|First when the computer is booting before the XP logo Shows that windows is loading like right when it boot's press the F8 key to get boot options Try load last good settings that worked, if that has the same error then reboot press F8 again and this time try Safe Mode. If none that works you can try Reinstalling. |
Reinstall Windows XP, put your Install CD in the drive make sure in your bios that the boot priority is set to boot from CD First. Boot the CD proceed to setup XP somewhere in the Process you should see an option that says to repair a previous XP Installation do what ever it is to select that option, do not select recover you don't want to recover XP you want to Repair the Installation which if available as an option will then recover all your installed programs and files after reinstalling Windows XP the plain recover console thing is for more advanced settings and will not recover anything on your XP Installation. If you don't see an option for Repair than then your only other option would be to just select fresh Install.