Okay, I have a friend who built a computer, its about 4 years old, winxp. He called me yesterday to ask a question about his comp and I figured before I drove to look at it I would see if anyone had any advice. Recently he had a power outage and upon rebooting was presented with a boot failure inserst disk etc. So, he bought a new harddrive (250 gigs) to replace the 60 gig hd. Again, he is getting the boot failure. I've been reading over the internet lots of posts about boot disks, winxp recovery console, etc. However, the fact that he is getting the error on two different hds, one that is brandnew, makes me wonder if it something unrelated to the boot files etc. If anyone has ANY ideas at all I would really appreciate hearing them. Thanks A lot!