The master drive would be the hard drive, right?
1) Am I right about it being a hard drive failure? Are they simple to replace? I cannot find a system restore disk for this computer anywhere, although I do have one for a new HP running Windows XP media edition. No important data has been lost if the hard drive is dead.
2) Is it cost effective in terms of time and cost of the hard drive to replace the hard drive on a 5 year old nothing special computer? Is it a better use of my time to research new computers (this is for a 10 year old).
Thanks much... I'm not quite sure where to go to for help.