Now had a chance to look at the machine. It is an ADVENT P4 system
It will boot into safemode It won't boot into recovery mode using either the System restore disk or a seperate XP disk, in both cases, it starts to boot then copies files then hangs where it says "starting Windows".
Have tried a different hard drive, but it still wont fully boot from a CD.(I have tried the CD drive and the CDRW drive),
Have tried last good configuration, no good
Have run CHKDSK from safe mode, it comes up with nothing.
System restore wont work in safe mode.
Over to you guys
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