If you Replace the Drive, Restore will not Work You Will need to buy a new Operating System and all the software that you do not have discs for, you will also need all the drivers for the Hardware of the Computer
This is from the link that you cannot open in your other thread
Replacement recovery discs can be ordered from a company called "The Tech Guys". More information is available on their website - click here.
To run the recovery disc:
* Insert Recovery CD 1 into the DVD drive and restart your computer. * Allow it to load and eventually you should get a warning screen. Press any key to continue. * You will then get another screen. Click continue to start the recovery procedure. * When prompted change the CDs. * Once completed remove the disc and press CTRL, ALT and Delete to restart the unit.
If you only wish to install a single driver or software they are stored on CD 2 in the drivers directory.
Do you know what else I can do cause the only thing that I am worried about is the drivers I have everything else.
Basically I still have 2 recover CDs for the computer but cant get them to run (never done it before) and I cant get windows to start up cause I added another 40GB Hard drive to my computer and it just went into a blue screen and shut down. I have taken the other hard drive out and still the same thing windows just will not load even tried windows last known good setup and nothing.
If your Computer will not boot with the Recovery disc, Try going into BIOS setup and check that the CD or DVD drive is set as first boot device. If not you need to change it to boot from CD then second boot should be Hard Drive. Save settings before you Exit BIOS.
OK just checked your Hard Drive its a EIDE uata drive so there will be a jumper on one edge. The one already in will be set to Master or Cable Select if its got a 80 wire Ribbone cable, the New Drive should be set to Slave or CS if its a 80 wire ribbon