One of our computers was running very slow and had a lot of pop-ups. We decided to just re-install windows and start all over. Upon trying that we got a few various errors (including a blinking cursor, NTLDR is missing press ctrl+alt+del to restart etc). I put the bad hd into my "healthy" computer and reformatted it, made a 98 boot disk, and copied the i386 folder from the windows xp disk to the hd (as instructed to do when we had a previous problem). When I got to the A: prompt and typed C:, then typed cd i386, then winnt (which worked previously) it copied a couple of the files then cut out and froze. I then took the HD out of the "bad" computer and put it back into the "healthy" one. I mistakenly hooked it up while my computer was still on got a spark and a funky smell, after that it no longer would recognize on my "healthy" computer. After all that I went out and bought am 80 gig Maxtor DiamondMax Plus. Came home and hooked it up as instructed in the instructions and it still doesn't work. The couple of times I was able to get the Maxtor cd to work it went through the process needed and when I was supposed to restart with the windows xp cd in it read "press ctrl+alt+del to restart" If there is someone who can help me install this new HD I would very much appreciate it! The old one got recognized on my "healthy" computer before I fried it, the new one I can't even get to come up to format it... help!