|What kind of moron posts his phone number is an open forum?|
"just to have it give me an error message PXE-E61 & PXE-M0F"
What that means is your computer is attempting to boot off a network, no network is present, therefore you're getting the error. Check the BIOS & make sure your HDD is being properly recognized. If it's not, it probably sh!t the bed. If it is, check the boot order. The CD-ROM should be listed 1st, the HDD should be 2nd, 3rd device should be disabled, other devices should be disabled.