OK, I was able to find the info on burning an image from the program Nero 8.
I put the CD in the computer and I'm not sure if the following tells you anything about the Hard Drive. This is what the screen says:
Maxtor 6Y160M0 Serial #Y444JROE, Revision YAR51EWO, Test Progress, Idle (Last column says "Test Result" and it is blank.
Selected Drive Information:
Device 0 is ATA
Device Maxtor6Y16MO Y444JROE On Intel ICH5
Max Native Address 920173055
Device is 48 Bit Addressed-Number of LBAs 320173055 (163.929 GB)
This drive supports Security Features
SMART Is Supported and Enabled
SMART Has NOT been tripped
DST is Supported
Logging Feature Set is NOT Supported
Test Information and Results
Scanning for devices....
Scanning for devices on Generic PCI ATA
Scanning for devices on Intel ICH5....
Detected 1 devices
Device scan complete
That is all it says. Does this make sense to you. Is the Hard Drive gone?
Thanks for your help.