As always, if you have any questions, we'll be here. :) Once you get up and running, I'll be happy to show you how to interface with the C library so that you don't have to fiddle with those nasty interrupts or the Win32 API.
> "The Art of Assembly" is the legendary resource on this
When it comes to Randy's books, you have two choices: 16-bit DOS, or HLA. For obvious reasons, the 16-bit edition will hinder learning because it assumes an awkward system that's no longer in widespread use. The HLA edition is, in my opinion, a poor choice for learning assembly because it stuffs a small and beautiful language with a lot of unnecessary crap.
Sure, HLA does ease the transition from a higher level language to assembly, but what you save in confusion, you gain in time spent unlearning the high level stuff when you learn a "real" assembler that HLA tries to be an intermediary for.
It's a shame that the only modern and easily acquired beginner's text will lead you astray. :rolleyes:
However, after going on my HLA rant, Randy's website is a great resource because it acts not only as a selling platform for HLA, but also as a repository and portal to other assembly information. Rather than spend hours searching google, you can just browse his site to the same effect.