i keep getting this error when i turn on my computer and try to run the intel express installer driver cd:
There is no sence to try to run a driver cd, if you have not yet installed operating system on your comp. Unless this is special cd and it's bootable (unlikely)
as brinks said, your hdd should be first recognized and configured in the Bios before any attempt to install operating system.
So go to bios and see if hdd is installed.