and I doubt if this is a malware problem but I could be wrong. There are 159,000 results in a Google search for that error though. Perhaps it might help you?
During the boot/start up sequence the final line on my second screen is as follows:
Boot from ATAPI CD-ROM: Failure
Start up will go no further and I cannot go into safe mode. Has anyone experienced similar problems or recognize Y??Y??.
I run XP with the latest Norton AV with Zone Alarm.