Not exactly my hard drive, but my cousin's hard drive is in question. I was given the computer to try to repair it. When you first turn on his HP system, it gives the error message of "No Operating System Detected" right after the startup screen. So I assume they deleted something in the windows folder.
My plan of action was to hook up their hard drive to my system and to copy over all their files. Once that was done, I was going to do a clean install with the HP System Restore CD that came with their system. However, when I hook up the hard drive to my computer as primary slave, secondary master, secondary slave, my windows XP will not detect the hard drive in question.
Has this hard drive gone bad? It's a Quantum Fireball 13.0 GB hard drive, so I suspect it to be 3-4 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I hope to hear from you cfitz