I have been using CLI, but I did finally get X working. I find it easier to browse through my files using CLI anyway, just because I don't have to wait for a fancy GUI to load
As for checking the C drive for boot.ini there's a problem: the directory I made for it is there, but nothing is in it. The directory for the FAT32 partition on the second hard drive is there, and it's got all of its contents. It appears as if the C drive is inaccessible...