I recently purchased a new hard drive after mine crashed. (I have a Dell from a few years back; got a "Missing or Corrupt System 32" message).
I have confirmed the hard drive was installed correctly (shows model number as master in bios). I was running windows 2000. Made the six boot disks, but receive "Disk I/O" error message after running first disk. I have an Dell XP operating disk from my wife's newer computer. I tried using this as well, but get a "no bootable devices found" message.
Do I have to go out and buy and new OS CD to get my computer running. It just seems like there has to be an easier way. Maybe I created XP boot disk instead of 2000. Does it matter? Shouldn't I just be able to install XP from my wife's disk?
Any thoughts greatly appreciated!!!