|For a start would forget about HDD Generator. It wont do anything that the firmware built into the hard disk wont do.|
From the HDD Regenerator web site:
Not always effective
What they really mean is hardly ever effective.
To boot from a CD/DVD you first have to make sure the Cd/DVD is number one in the boot order. Yo do that, you need got into the BIOS and set the boot order.
When you boot from the Windows CD, delete all partitions and start again. Create a new partition and format it. If that fails then the hard disk is beyond repair. Try running the hsrd disk diagnostic from Seagate who now own Maxtor. If that throws up any errors then the disk is probably past it.
If you hard dsik has bad sectors then there is little you can do about it. A Maxtor 160 Gb is an old drive and was probably past its sell by date some years ago, A new hard disk might be in order.