Originally Posted by setinkhan
If there was a formatting tool that was included with the OS (freespire, knoppix, etc...) then I think these problems would go away. Whenever I buy a new HD I always get a disk that formats the drive if needed. I have never had to use it but one time. Maybe I'll see if I can find one of them and try that. I have never heard of the HD maker Arrow, but maybe one of the other ones will work. I should have a bunch of Seagates laying around somewhere.
I wanted to try something that was suggested to me, so I removed the HD and tried to just boot from the CD. Guess what I got the same error. So using another computer I tried to boot from the CD, and I got a different error. So now it is either the disk, or the ROM of the computers that I have been trying. Now after I burned the CD I tried it on my own computer and it worked fine.
Did something happen to it from the time that I actually used it at home, or is it the other computers? I don't know, but I guess I'll have to wait until I get home and try it on one of my other computers.