Originally Posted by mtndew
well ive still been trying to fix this problem and i had a thought. i was thinking about going out and buying an old small hdd and installing windows on that, then once its set up go format the old one. does anyone think that would work? cuz i dont really want to go out and spend money on it if it wont work (unless its like uber cheap that is)
I don't see why that would make any difference. It wouldn't really matter what's on the other HDD because when you boot from the CD what's it gonna matter if you have a working drive or not if the one you WANT to work, ISNT?
I don't know why it isn't detecting your hard drive though. If you have another computer why dont you take the HDD out and put it in another PC and test it for errors and analyze it further. Good luck with your problem, sorry i cant be of any help.