Make sure that everything is unplugged from your laptop
Your recovery disc might be bad or your system still might be trying to boot from an [I]unbootable[/I] source.
Are you able to enter the Recovery Console?
[I]>Insert the Windows XP bootable CD into the computer.
>When prompted to press any key to boot from the CD, press any key.
>Press the “R” key to repair Windows.
>Log into your Windows installation by selecting the appropriate installation…usually “1” key and pressing enter.
>You will then be prompted for your administrator password, enter that password.
>Copy the below two files to the root directory of the primary hard disk. In the below example the CD-ROM drive letter is “d.” This letter may be different on your computer.
>Once both of these files have been successfully copied, remove the CD from the computer and reboot.[/I]