I'm in desperate need of some help. I went to format the drive, and in the mean time it now, does not recognize anything, when trying to restart with the recovery CD and 98 startup disk. Help........anyone out there that could possibly tell me how to get it back up and running. I will be so very greatful. Thanks! It shows the COMPAQ, and then shows the quick restore screen, but disappears, and then doesn't do anything. I am running WIN98, on a compaq.