Hi yes i have been repeatedly pressing F8 still no joy to get into safe mode. Anyways I actually got it working again now. I Inserted my xp cd and Selected the Repair bit, and when in the black screen bit with C: i entered CHKDSK /R and let it go through the processes, and it eventually it fixed a problem and i am up and running again.
As per above Disc Error is Just That, It cannot read the bit it's looking at on the drive. If you can get to Safe Mode Do a Disc Check. If not download click here there are disc tools on the download that you can use for to check the disc
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