yeah now im on my computer and not my phone ill explain a lil bit more bout what happened with my mates computer.
ok se he phones me up from down london i live a fair way away, tells me hes got some spyware or virus, i tell him a load of instructions and nothing works, i say gimme a day and ill find the solution or we could reformat the comp and ill talk u through it over the phone,
so he opts to reformat, i tell him to restart the computer with the windows xp c.d in the drive, it reboots and comes up invalid boot device, or it may have been the same as yours actually ??
n e ways i tell him to take the c.d out as i thought that may have been scratched, toild him to reboot without disc in drive said exactly the same thing,
so knowing his motherboard as i built it i know f8 will give you an overide of the boot order much like this,
so he hits f8 and i tell him to choose hard disc jus to check it works, it boots to windows fine, so i tell him hit restart hit f8 and choose c.d with the xp disc in the drive, it works xp reinstalls and but during the restart process after copying the files he got the same message, invalid boot device, so again i tell him to hit f8 and choose boot from hardrive thinking ignore it from now once hes up and running maybe some driver will sort it out,
n e ways long story short he updated all drivers did several windows updates, nothing worked. so i told him jus to try soft reseting the bios, actually go into bios and choose load default settings as apposed to changing the jumper on the motherboard as hes not too bright........
it worked so give that a shot load default settings in bios