i'm running out of ideas here. I have no floppy drive so i can't make a boot disk, nor do i have one available to install in my system on a temp basis. I got the XP to boot by booting off the WinXP install disk. Once the files loaded and gave me the 3 choices ( repair, install, exit) i just exited and it booted fine. BUT that was only once. Now it doesn't detect the hard drive NOR the new hard drive. PLEASE OH PLEASE HELP ME!!!!