Ok, I haven’t got my computer to boot normally but here’s the update so far…
Creating a USB bootable XP recovery console | Tuts4Tech
I followed directions in that link, and I successfully created a Recovery Console boot via USB.
Now I’m just going to type everything I see.
Microsoft Windows XP™ Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.
Which Windows installation would you like to long onto (To cancel, press ENTER)?
*Then I type 1 and log in.
C:\WINDOWS > *Type FIXBOOT & hit Enter.
The target partition is D:.
Are you sure you want to write a new bootsector to the partition D: ? *Answer Y (Yes)
FIXBOOT is writing a new boot sector.
The new bootsector was successfully written.
C:\WINDOWS > *Type FIXMBR & hit Enter.
** CAUTION **
This computer appears to have non-standard or invalid master boot record.
FIXMBR may damage your partition tables if you proceed.
This could cause all the partitions on the current hard disk to become inaccessible.
If you are not having problems accessing your drive, do not continue.
Are you sure you want to write a new MBR? Y (YES)
Writing new master boot record on physical drive \Device\Harddisk1\Partition0.
The new master boot record has been successfully written.
Alrighty, then I reboot and I get the same message. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have said Yes but I thought that caution was normal so that could have been a huge mistake?
Is there anything else I can do to help you help me? Any commands I can enter to display info necessary?
Please help, hope I didn’t F it up haha!