ok, well, smile cause now we are getting somewhere:D. ok, do you know how to go into your bios? (its usuallt either F2 or Delete as the system is booting). If you get in there, go into basic settings (or whatever, its basically tells you whats in the puter). Is the hard drive there? (itll usually say the make of the hard drive plus some blurb, it may tell you the size, cylinder count etc)
If its there, youll need to install your operating system onto it. To do this you need to "Boot" from the "CD" that your Operating system is on, to do that, go into advanced settings (may also be called boot menu, boot options, boot order, it may be in basic settings) and switch the first boot device to CD-Rom, put in the cd, save and restart.
Edited by comanighttrain, 10 February 2006 - 12:19 PM.