Re: windows doesnt start
I would also consider looking into a BIOS update for your mother board. A lot of times, if you don't do a BIOS update for a long time, the windows updates start conflicting with your MoBo and your computer will start screwing up on boot. If you have a Dell or HP or other major brand, most of their support websites will have BIOS flash updates for you. Asus and other brands also offer them from their respective websites. All you need to do is boot,hit F8 before the windows splash boot screen comes up, choose safe mode with networking, download the file, and install. Also consider booting from your XP disk into a repair console, run Chkdsk, and fixboot, and you might fix some other aspects of what your problem could be.