I dont mean to triple post but it wont let me edit.
to Repair the Boot Sector:
How to Repair the Boot Sector:
If XP won't start it may be due to a damaged boot sector or a missing or corrupt ntldr or ntdetect.com files.
To replace damaged ntldr and ntdetect.com you can copy fresh files from the XP CD using the COPY command. Boot with the XP CD and enter the Recovery Console (as above). At the Command Prom pt type the following (where "X" is your CD-Rom drive letter) allowing the files to overwrite the old files
COPY X:\i386\NTLDR C:
COPY X:\i386\NTDETECT.COM C:
To repair a damaged Boot Sector at the command prompt type FIXBOOT and press Enter. Then answer "Y"
There is/was no operating system installed on this drive. Does it even have a boot sector?
The windows Error-checking thing has two options 1)Automatically fix file system errors and 2) Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
That sounds like exactly what I need, but I cant run it on the drive through windows.
Also, im almost positive that write caching on the disk was enabled and the description reads: "this setting enables write caching to improve disk preformance, but a power outtage or equipment failure might result in data loss or corruption.
That sounds like the source of my problem since my PC constantly locked up with my new hdd.
Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated. If WORST comes to WORST, ill buy a new Hard Drive and use getbackdata and recover waht I can.