After trying to install XP on a machine at home, something happened and we stopped. Now, everytime the machine boots it goes the the windows setup and asks for the disk, which apparently doesn't work now. Is there any way to get rid of this and start from scratch?

Thanks

Format the Hard disk and start re-install again.

i can't get to recovery consol or anything to format it. And i'm looking for something easier than moving it to another machine to format.

Google for some boot disks. Could even be a 98 boot disk and then google for instructions to format your disk. Is really easy to do. Use the boot disk to get in dos to format.

Download fdisk onto floppy and use it to format.