When i start system its showing "searching for boot record from IDE-0...Ok" and system does not boot up.
when i try to reinstall XP and when i boot from XP cd its showing unpartitioned space and showing no drives...please help
The drive has to be partitioned, but if it was previously partitioned and those partitions have now disappeared, it's possible that the drive is faulty. To find out if it's faulty, test it with the drive maker's diagnostic software that loads from a bootable CD. The links are here: http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287