A friend's Dell P-4 w/120g HD computer is giving me a fit. I scanned it for viri and it was loaded. Every time you went to start it up it would freeze. When I went into Safe Mode and came out for reboot would do the same thing. I ended up disconnecting the ribbon cable and power from the Dell and connecting it via 40 pin to USB adapter cable to my computer. I then proceed to format. Once formatted and hooked back up, regardless of reinstall Dell XP or boot disk, I can't get it to accept anything. Comes up Windows 32 file missing or NTLDR missing. What should my next step be? I was thinking about hooking back up to my computer via USB from HD and try to partition it.