Once again I find myself in a very silly situation
I have a custom built PC that is my main work station! It has a SATA hard drive. I had linux installed on there - but recently for want of hard disk space, I decided to get rid of the Linux partition. So I downloaded partition magic and deleted the link partition and then formatted it. However I did not touch the MBR (maybe a mistake!).
However, when i rebooted the computer (which I did just once) the boot manager came up - and i chose windows XP and everything went fine. However as i was doing some work 2 days ago - the computer went dead slow all of a sudden. So I hit the little reset button and then everything went well till the boot manager was supposed to come up - all that came up was a screen full of letters that looked like L 99 99 99 ..... Nothing happens after that!!
I tried to boot from the Windows XP Cd and i went into the BIOS where the hard drive is not even listed!! So I entered the XP recovery console - but it will not proceed anyway cos it says there is no hard drive detected!!
Is my hard disk gone? or do i just need to fix the MBR?? how do i go about this??
Help me out guys!!