Don't know what I did to mess it up but it still won't boot. I even put another mthbd in but still no joy. Tried to get it to read the OS disc but it won't, tried a boot repair disc , no joy.
Thanks for all the help/support, going to try and wipe the C drive and start afresh, managed to save my Password program to another PC, so the rest I can live with.
Shaft (aka Rob)