it's my brothers hardrive and from what i can telll he deleted the origanal partition that has the booting info on the drive so now when ever u turn the computer on it just says bootdisk not found please put in and press enter i do this nd still nothing happens.
bootloader destroyed i think thats what the problem is i've used a floppy boot disk sytem to start running xp but then it won't install files. so i'm really sure it's the boot stuff i need to re load onto the drive. but i can't find where i can find a program or what the program is i would need
XP recovery console contains two commands: fixmbr and fixboot to restore the boot code to the master boot record and the WIndows partition. Just pop in your XP CD and boot from it. Enter recovery console when asked. If your HD is SATA, then you need to load the SATA drives using the F6 key and a floppy.
it won't tke the cd it wont boot with the cd i have and it won't boot with any other cd i've tryed 98 and it says that the origanal partition is damaged and that 98 will not load and xp only gets half way through set up then stops loading files.
it's a maxtor hard drive and i think the problems with that nothing to do with windows. maybe i'm a ******* and don't know jack **** aboot computers but from what i've had to deal with this one is that when u go to load any windows program on what should be an empty hardrive it will not load should there not be a "boot" somthing or other already on the hard drive to run any programs u want to load onto it.