Originally Posted by plushdragon
it an easy fix and a know issue. every version of windows has it own small boot manager that it places in the master boot record the same for most os. when you installed xp it over wrote your drives master boot record. this is causing the no post and hang. all you need to do it boot of your windows install cd and go into the repair console and run the fixmbr. the second would be the drive controler or drive had a head crash if it not a bad crash most time using a usb cable or ext box you can boot from the new drive and recover or copy your old data using some disk tools.if it the controler you can try finding the same drive on ebay that being sold for parts and swapping out the control board.
Ah thanks, I guess I'll need to buy an external hdd dock then?