A slight chance before you despair.......... Switch on again and hit F8 repeatedly until you see a black DOS screen with options in white.
Try Safe Mode first. If that allows a fuzzy form of Windows to load you at least prove the hardware is behaving. [If not] Try again and this time select Command Prompt Only. this should wind up to a blank screen with just c:> showing and a flashing cursor. Now type DIR and enter. You should see a list of folders and files.
If you succeed with either of these things, post back again with what you see.
to buckv-1 yes, please send me bootdisk+cd 314 Great Thornton Street HULL HU3 2LS 01482 219510 im having to use public computer ( mon- fri) , so apologies for terseness of message & tardiness pajamahead