boot with OS disk in, carefully read every option.
Is BIOS seeing the HD? Still not sure it did the format, as that should have lead to installing the OS
I do boot with OS disk in, my bios sees the HD when its in IDE i think, but my HD is SATA so i set IDE to none which i read somewhere and it seems to recognize it, lets me install, then just buggers up again after i restart. One thing i dont get is my HD and DVD are both SATA so i take HD out of IDE and it seems good, i take DVD out of IDE and i get an error, i dont know if im explaining this right, im just geting really confused.