Was working fine until a random virus error occured and asked me to restart my machine.
On boot up machine shows the memory checks etc then goes black.
If i boot up into safe mode the screen goes black with "safe mode" in all 4 corners.
So thought this was a good oportunity to format the HDD and start a fresh (nothing on there thats important)
Using the XP home cd i tried booting up into the XP setup
got the error "setup is unable to locate a hard disk drive on your machine" and quits.
got into BIOS and my disk is shown there
Tried a couple more times and got the same error.
Also tried another copy of XP home and a copy of XP Pro again with the same error.