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HIi,

You could have a corrupted boot.ini or ntldr, in that case the computer
wont 'see' that you have an OS installed.
Because you can't even boot into safemode, it'll be very hard to fix if anything is corrupt.

A way to fix it would be to boot XP CD and try repair, although I'm not sure if it'll work.

If that isn't sucessful, I'm afraid you'll have to reinstall Windows.

TW: Is there any CD/DVD in the optical drive or floppy in the fdd during boot-up? If there is, remove them.
Make sure you try to set HDD as the first boot device and see if that helps.

Posted on Jul 04, 2010

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