|I think your hard drive may have failed. However, I need more information in order to determine whether your hard drive has failed or you have just lost your windows install as happened to this person:|
1. Does your hard drive get detected by the BIOS?
2. If you follow the instruction on the following page:
Then at step 8 do you see a windows install being identified? If not can you do a dir and see what is listed on your hard drive? Can you see anything or does that also fail completely?
3. The following is a link to some info on your PC which may help you.
Link to your manual
4. How important is your data? Do you care if it is lost? You may not have a choice if the hard drive is unreadable.
5. Have you attempted a repair install? Here is a link to a guide that shows how to do it.
6. If you need to remove and replace the hard drive then your manual will show how it can be done. Here is a link that shows you how.
Link to Removing and Replacing Parts
Link to Removing and Replacing Hard Drive
Finally, If you decide to replace the hard drive then once you have done that you need to install XP using the media that came with the laptop. Additionally you may need to update drivers and install any subsequent XP updates. After all that you will have to configure all your personal set up such as email, bookmarks etc.
Also, dependant on the nature of your install media, you may or may not need to activate your fresh XP install with Microsoft.
I am sorry that it is all a bit vague but I am as yet I am unsure about the status of your hard drive.
☺ When everything else fails, read the instructions.