1.Can boot to setup menu only (BIOS-Award Modular v6.00PG)
2. Can not boot to F8 (safe mode)
3. occassional error after attempting to reload or install Win2k = Stop 0X00000007B (google says check for viruses - but can't)
4. regular error rebooting = Verifying DMI Pool Data....... Boot from CD: Disk Boot Failure. Insert system Disk and Press Enter - (will not accept)
5. will not boot from floppy to allow - fdisk.
QUESTION: I have a second computer I can use to install this "locked" hard drive as a slave. Would I be able to reformat it from there ?