Trouble booting anything, need help with MBR
So i've been going several distro's that I've downloaded (slack, mepis, gentoo) only to have some kind of trouble with every one of them. Well, after an unsuccessful 2-day-long gentoo installation (I think i was a little over my head), I just decided to revert back to Mepis. I popped the CD in, ran the installation, supposedly completed installing GRUB to the MBR, everything. I restart without the CD, and my comp tells me that there is a problem with the hard drive boot sector. I used the XP installation CD, went into the recovery console, ran 'fixmbr' and supposedly it worked just fine too. Restart only to get the same error message. I've deleted and repartitioned my hard drive numerous times using Live CDs, but still I cannot figure out what is going on. Currently my hard drive is one big unformatted empty partition. Can anyone help me?