Okay, I can access the BIOS now.
What to do now?
you might as well do a format, seems to me that your system is hosed....
Also, I erased Windows XP from the HD altogether and the reinstalled it only to be suprised by a message during reboot that says something along the lines of XP cannot startup due to a boot sequence or hard disk error.
For some reason I think that this is Microsoft's way to saying "you can only install this OS once, and then the CD's cooked".
I'm 99% sure the HD isn't dead, because I've already been in the actual OS, while it's functional, and I surely haven't damaged it since.
So ... what do I do next, to get around the hard disk or boot sequence thing?
Originally posted by Makaveli213
This comment scares me. Does your system even do a POST. (Power On Self Test) Do you hear any beeps when you system just starts after being shut off? If not then you might have fried your mobo or CMOS.
I can now access the BIOS, but not the Windows screen.