i get the blue screen "a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. unmountable_boot_volume" this screen pops up after the Windows XP screen and won't let me use the cd to reinstall my windows xp system.
The first thing to try is to see if we can access the hard disk and attempt to run the chkdsk /r command. I would normally do this by booting off the XP CD and choosing the Repair option to open the Recovery Console, but you state that it "won't let me use the cd to reinstall"
Can you tell me what happens when you try to boot off your XP Cd?