Ok, I have 2 hard drives, primary and secondary.
Primary has windows 2000.
Secondary was for storage. I partitioned the second and installed Linux. I had a dual boot system (Lilo).
Recently I was running low on space, and I never use Linux so I removed the partition.
When I rebooted I got this message:
"Searching for boot record from IDE-0..OK
I can still access the BIOS, but not much use other than to change the boot order. All cds and both hard drives are still detected.
I couldn't find my WIN2K cd so I borrowed one, and I tried to boot from it, and received this message:
"Boot record not found on cdrom.."
Now, looking at the win2k cd, it is fairly scratched and there is a stain on it, I am hoping (!) that the cd is messed up and unreadable. Maybe thats grasping at straws.
Anyway I am trying to get a lend of another windows2k cd to try it. I just want to repair the MBR if that is the problem.
I cant use a floppy boot disc as my floppy drive doesn't work, thought I would never need it.
One thing I also tried - I removed the secondary hard drive and tried to boot, same thing occurred.
Can anyone help here?