I am rebuilding a computer after it crashed and burned, this involves a new motherboard, processor, case and graphics card (The rest I salvaged from the old machine: i.e. CD writer, DVD player, hard drive, etc...).
I put the old hard drive into another machine to back up the data and it worked without problems, then formated the drive and started to install XP Pro. Everything went well until the reboot when it tells me that there is no OS installed... I have since tried Windows 98, XP home and Windows 2000 (all original disks - not copies) with the same result.
I used 'Fdisk /MBR', then partitioned the disk and reformated again, still get the same error. However, if I boot from a floppy and look at 'c:' it shows all the files needed for windows!!!!
What have I overlooked?? The partition is active, the data is there and I can read and write to the drive - Why can't I boot from it?? I tried in another machine (same drive) and got the same error.
Thanks for any help