Originally posted by ShoobieRat
If everything was working on the drive beforehand, and now it's giving you an error, then the HD is corrupt.
No, that is not always the case 100% of the time.
The message error he's getting is: "NO OPERATING SYSTEM FOUND". That suggests to me possibly a) a critical key of the windows registry is hosed b) a system file has become corrupt or c) GUI loading file is corrupt or d) a virus. It all depends on what he was doing before the problems began.
Axaxa, w/out the XP CD, your options are limited. Is the drive or partition formatted as NTFS or FAT32? If it's FAT32, you can atleast boot up to the DOS prompt with a Win98 boot diskette and use the format command.