Thanks for the input. I tried both those things & neither worked. Another GeekstoGo-er also suggested that I set my bios to boot from the cd so I could use the recovery disc. I did that & was hopeful because Windows seemed to be installing. Alas, I got a BSOD that says "REGISTRY_ERROR If this is the 1st time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:..." and it tells me to unistall hardware or software, etc. Unfortunately, this ISN'T the 1st time I've seen that screen. Even where nothing had been recently installed. I could just usually restart & it would be gone. I think it just may be dead this time.
Say, if it IS dead, do you think it's just the harddrive or would it have affected the motherboard too?
Thanks again. If anyone thinks of anything else I can do to salvage this harddrive, plz let me know.
Edited by shelster911, 18 December 2008 - 04:28 PM.