Maka: I'll try this repair install that you're talking about.
SuperDave: It doesn't want to boot into safe mode either, before or after i started trying to fix the problem.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting
is where I got the instructions to fix the c0000218 error on the Microsoft site, and I got passed the first step of instructions, but when it tells you that you have to log onto safe mode to start the 2nd step, i cant do it because the pc won't allow me to. I think i've made it worse because now I don't even get to the blue screen showing me the two errors that it did, now the screen just turns black after it shows the windos xp bar line screen.
I do remember doing a restore point on either my spyware blaster or spyware guard programs, don't think I ever did one on my AVG. Also I don't recall doing any backup on anything on the computer(which is fine cause I have school work on my jump drive).
So what do you think I should do? I'm ok with reformatting the hard drive, but I mean if theres something i can do to fix this problem and not wip the hard drive clean without going to a computer shop, that would be best.
Sorry for the double post, I went to edit my last post to add something, and I didnt see my original post so I posted it again.
I have the upgrade windows XP cd, but not the windows 98 cd that I had to put in after the upgrade cd for the first time I installed windows xp, but I do have the floppy disk of windows 98, that will work right?
edit 2:00pm pacific time: I looked up for the instructions of the repair install, it looks great. I'm going to try that out when i get home. Thanks for the suggestions maka and sDave