I just tried the other Windows XP Reinstallation CD in the house and there are some corrupted files on it (the disk was scratched up a bit). I feel as if I have tried everything.
I have done:
all of these to no avail (they said they fixed some problems though).
Right now I am about to burn a BIOS update to a bootable CD, but if that doesn't work then I need to know if my hard drive is kaput. I can easily run out and buy one of equivalence for $50. But before I do that I am going to try reinstalling Windows 7 if I can get the DVDs from my buddy's house (he is outta town so that might be hard). If this looks like a hard drive gone bad please tell me. I feel like I've wasted so much time.