Ok before anyone tells me to Google around, I did but still can't find a solution. So hear me out...
I've been trying to install Win XP on a freshly formatted hard drive. To cut a long story short, we've had an old computer lying around doing nothing much because the hard drive had crashed. Decided it's something my parents could use so I got an old, workable hard drive lying around. I no longer use it since I've upgraded to one with greater capacity.
Anyway, I formatted the drive and popped it into the computer. Put the Win XP CD in and attampted to install. But the thing returns a message "NTLDR is missing".
The boot sequence has been set to boot from CD. Unfortunately, that's not happening. It won't even get to the stage where it says "Press any key to boot from CD". BIOS does recognise the CD drive.
I've tried swapping CDs and CD drives. Still the same thing.
I've checked the cables and the jumpers, no probs there.
For the record, I can boot from the floppy drive.
Any ideas? Help would be very much appreciated.