for a restore disk if you didn't make this computer yourself. You should be able to get a restore disk from the company. Take everything you added, hard drive wise out of the computer if you made any changes to your computer since you bought it (that probably would cause a problem if you try to restore the computer and the image is different) and try to restore it with the disk from the company where you bought the computer.
I have two drives in my system. an 80gb and a 160gb. the second one has the xp home setup on it.
2 days ago, I did soemthing really stupid; I decided to put Vista Premium on an old 40gb. I disconected the 160gb and connected the 40gb. I left the 80gb on and left it alone.
I started to type in the cd key and went to the next screen where you perform and a clean install and I deleted the 80gb disk instead. SH*T!!! That's not all-I stopped after I deleted the 80gb information and stopped the install. I reconnected my 160gb and left the 80gb alone. The 40gb was off my system now. I couldnt log onto XP Home. I was crapping my pants. I decided to do a repair but couldnt do it because the xp setup cd was crashing on reboots. Couldnt even get as far as loading the initial setup files.
I opened up my case and reset the jumpers on all drives to the master slave settings and made sure all the cables were intact-made sure they were reseated and working. I checked the BIOS and made sure all was well-it is.
Low and behold, I cant get anywhere-I have my xp cd that crashes right before the setup files are laid out, I cant do a last known good config-it restarts, I cant do a safe mode. I am royally F*CKED. Please help me. I have a son that needs the pc for term papers. I want to go back the XP cd and not use the Vista cd because it isnt even usable anymore (I threw it against the wall and it cracked). As it stands right now, i reformatted both drives and now have no music or files or anything. I lost it all and I can live with that. It served me right anyway. Anybody have any ideas????