SP2 was installed on XP Pro. Install went well until after restart, a continuous boot/failure loop, see the XP Flash screen and re-boots. Apparently SP2 conflicts with my BIOS but couldn't seem to get the BIOS corrected or SP2 disabled. Tried disabling L1/L2 cache, updating the BIOS, to no avail. However, I have now slipped beyond the boot loop...can't seem to recognize the C-drive or the CD-ROM (which is set to be boot-able). So, I Got the 6-disk XP recovery/setup to install, but the Recovery Console doesn't show any OS installed. I can't CD into C: but can see the CD-ROM at this point and the XP Install CD. Does this suggest the BIOS has been fouled up? Don't want to lose my kids data and saw someone on this forum suggesting re-installing XP without formatting the drive. I can also move the drive into another machine and try and copy the data,,,but the history with these machines and disk drives has been spotty. Any help or suggestions would be welcomed.