Just wanted to add I can't start the computer in safe mode either.
So last night my computer crashed while I was playing a game. When I went to start it this morning it would boot up to the windows xp home addition loading screen, then it would go to the screen where you pick your username and put in your password and freeze as i typed in my pw. I hard restarted it several times and the same thing would happen each time. At first i tried to boot from my last working configuration but that wasn't sucessful. I tried step one of the article from microsoft http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307545/en-us, but can't continue with step two because windows still will not boot fully. I also tried the chkdsk /p command from the windows repair utility on the xp cd. Neither worked. The furthest I can get my computer to load is to the loading screen after trying these. Once its about to go to the screen with usernames the screen turns black. Could this be a graphics card thing? If anyone has any suggestions for me to try it would be greatly appreciated. I wanted to try to avoid having to do a clean xp install because I don't want to lose all of my music.