yeah...today I finally decided to call up windows tech support on the phone. I talked for 3 hours until nine when they close. I was unable to resolve it. With a blank hard drive I didnt know what to do. Then I installed windows 98 and figured I would try upgrading from there. Everything went smoothly until I rebootted and got a screen where I can choose:
Windows XP Home Edition
Cancel Windows XP Setup
If I choose windows xp home edition, it should load winxp, but it doesn't. The screen goes blank and nothing happens. If I choose to cancel, it then goes to start uninstalling winxp, which eventually just stops responding.