Needless to say i think he decided to see if i can make it work. I got as far as double checking his work. Its a western digital hd. It doesn't respond to the dos disc but i think that is due to maybe a faulty cd drive.
Next i tried to get a hold of a oem recovery disc, thinking i might be able to get a new drive and then run everything except that i can't find anything that should be free and the third party cites don't look so legit.
Any ideas i'm open for trying.