ok so my brand new computer i just built up was working find until i got to the end of my windows installition then all of a sudden a blue screen came up with white wrtiting stating that their was an error with my harddrive and that i should check my hard drive u sing chkdisk. i then treid again and it came up with another message saying it may be the HDD or some software or hardware recently installed on the computer. and now when i start my computer up it loads through the bios and detects the drives with out a problem then after checking through the IRQ’s and things it says missing NTLDR press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to restart. i was thinking maybe that my DVD ROM drive might be broke as it has trouble copying some of the files off the windows disk although this DID NOT happen the first time i treid :-? . i then tried to install mandrake linux and that installed successfully although some problems copying the files off the CD, when i go to start linux mandrake up it stops half way through when loading, the furthest ive got with it is when the system is checking and is the displaying the little icons as it checks.
sorry for this rant but ive just spent 305 pounds on this computer and i want to use it!