After weeks of hits and misses, this is where I am with this problem, the desktop(emachine T5026) still sticks at the windows logo, installed Windows 2000 on the new clean HDD to possibility upgrade to XP. Got alot of ethernet question marks in device manager and since I can't get online, getting the updates to fix the questions marks are really since I don't know what website I need to go to get the drivers since I can't get online. I tried to install XP on the new HDD but it freezes doing the install. So, now I have the original HDD with with XP that won't get me pass the windows logo, a new HDD with 2000 that has device manager problem and won't upgrade to XP(it freezes up the same place where the install occurs on the old HDD).
Someone suggested that I install Ubuntu and maybe it might fix the problem I am having booting onto XP. OH yes, before I forget, my machine didn't come with a floppy disk drive so I can't use a boot disk and when I use my XP disk to try to repair the boot problem, it ask for a floppy console, which I don't have.
Any new suggestions to help correct this problem?