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Hopefully you've gotten this fixed by now, but if not, you should be able to do the same thing with the XP recovery disk. Just make sure you press 'R' when prompted in order to enter recovery mode. Then follow the instructions given above. Good luck!
EFI is not meant to cripple the OS. In fact, it's implemented by Apple for the opposite reason: it is a VAST improvement over the BIOS found in most "beige boxes". Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) The fact that motherboard manufacturers haven't implemented EFI on many computers is simply a consequence of the fact Windows doesn't support EFI ouside of 64-bit and server versions. I'm sure this was seen as an advantage to Apple, but it wasn't the only reason EFI was chosen.
SWEET!!!! You're the best ever! Seriously though, thanks a lot for the guide. I beat my friend to having a fully functional system (he bought new hardware and I got his old mobo, letting me finally boot it.) This thread combined by its predecessor enabled me to get it all working. Thanks a lot for the help! EDIT: Forgot to add my specs: nVidia GeForceFX 5500 (128MB) 1.6GHz Pentium 4 (SSE2) 1Gb RAM LG DL-DVD+RW/RAM drive