I tried to upgrade my HP Pavilion w/ PIII 600Mhz Win98SE to Winxp Home and have gotten into a mess. After the install was complete and the system reboote my PC got into a loop checking for inconsistencies in th HDD, rebooting and checking again and rebooting ad nausem. In trying to fix this by trying to recover the Win98SE and repairing Winxp Home I have gotten to where I cannot get into my PC at all. It is now in a loop of booting to safe mode choice screen and no matter what I choose it reboots and comes bac to the safe mode choices screen. My question is--is there any way to solve this priblem where I can get into my PC and save my data? Or failing that where can I go to get step-by-step instructions to remove the HDD from the old computer and install it as a slave into another computer? I am using another computer to send this post as I cannot get into my other PC.