QUOTE(shambles1980 @ Jul 20 2012, 09:32 PM)
very possible that the hard disk is dead.
that play music tutoprial should really be deleted from the internet imo.
what should really be done is wait till "microsoft" appears at the bottom of the boot screen, and then dissconnect the ide cable..
Error 7 is hdd timed out error, can be cause by a dead drive/low power on 12v line. bad ide cable excetera..
so id start by trying a different cable.
I guess it was a bad choice for a 1st attempt o well
I have tried a few cables and changing the pin so i think i have killed this 1 maybe even with static.
Thanks for your reply