...or...Boot with floppy and write:
then you will be able to boot from your harddrive, but I´m not sure if windows will work though, might be some files that have been corrupted when the incident occured.
This is a common problem with VIA chipset that goes back to at least 1998. What happens is that some files you have open become severely corrupted during an otherwise minor system crash. The only way to fix it is to format and reinstall. But since that often results in mislabled "bad sectors", you should run fdisk and errase the old partition/creat a new one (aka "repartion").
I don't know why, but this problem only seems to affect VIA chipsets. It can sometimes be 90% fixed by updating BIOS and using a different 4-in-1 revision.
What's the frequency, Kenneth?
he never replied at all..either his problem is fixed..or he is screwed.. hehe