My Compaq Presario 5716 is out of warranty and I tried fixing a hard drive problem but I erased both partitions and now I can't get the System Recovery/Restore CDs to work. I get a 'runtime error 6300' after hitting ENTER once. So the computer has absolutely no Operating System installed.
All I have is a Windows 95 installation disk and a Windows XP home ed Upgrade disk. I've put the 95 CD in butnothing happens. So I've tried the XP disk and it asks for the older version CD...so I put that in the drive and it starts to install Windows. It finally gives an error that the Hard Drive is not XP compatible. It is an old 20GB hard drive. I have no idea haow to change the BIOS since it has no OS.
Is there anything I can do? I'm willing to buy a new IDE Hard Drive but I'm worried that won't work either.