Well, I made an obvious and stupid mistake when I was trying to fix my friend's computer for him. I was in the process of reinstalling Windows 2000 on the computer and I was fiddling with the side of the case to see where I could put a couple of expansion cards. While I was doing this, the Windows 2000 setup program was reformatting the hard drive for a clean installation. I think I must have been a bit too rough with the computer when I was trying to get the side of the case off and the computer froze at 19% formatted and didn't move at all for an hour. At that point, I decided to just restart the whole thing and reset the computer, not realizing what I was doing. Ever since then, the motherboard will not recognize the hard drive at all. Windows 2000 setup says it cannot continue because no hard drive is installed. So now I am pretty sure the hard drive is gone, but I wanted to verify it before I completely give on this situation and give my friend one of my old drives that I have lying around. Is there any way to recover a hard drive from something like restarting during a format? Or should I just go ahead and put the old one in?