Ok, here's the deal: I think I know what to do but am not sure. I deleted a hardrive completely using fdsk. I didn't make a boot disk. I have a windows disk that I want to install on the drive. I know the drive is good. I recieve a message on boot 'Missing operating system'. I know that's because I deleted it. I can't get the windows intallation cd to even boot up to use fdsk again or anything. That's because I have no operating system to detect it. I know my bios recognizes the C drive and I already set it to boot from cd. It is setup exactly right. The only thing I need to know is: Do I need a dosboot disk in able to get the windows cd to work? Does a dosboot disk allow me to use dos? If so can I then use other dos tools to repartion my drive with the necessory dos partions? How do I create a main dos partion with fdsk if I deleted the operating system? I havn't tried a dos boot disk yet, however, I have a program to create one. It's just that I lack a functional computer with a floppy drive. SORRY SO LENGTHY I DO THIS TO AVOID REPLIES I DON'T NEED.