ok this is how it goes: a few days ago i had an electric power crash.the thing is the power came immediately on and when so the comp rebooted then suddenly it stopped.after a few unsuccesfull tries to turn it back on it worked but now when it loaded windows98 it would go only to a message like this: windows protection error: error reading drive c abort/ignore/retry/fail.after i used abort it suggested that i should go to command prompt and type registry/fix (i must specify that at the time of the power off i was running Norton Windoctor which was just looking at registries). anyway i took the hdd to service and they told me it had bad sectors (lots) and then they changed it. now i had a new hdd with win98 installed. after installing some games and codecs and stuff it started crashing and freezing while playing. after a few reboots when after loading windows it gave me blue screens (it just loaded and after some moments of waiting in desktop it appeared the blue screen). i decided then to format the drive and reinstall everything. but at fdisk it freezed. then i rebooted and then first the monitor went black (the led was orange). after this at the hdd and cdrom and 'press del to enter setup' screen it only showed : award, some numbers at the top only and the rest nothing. now i'm afraid to do anything so i don't damage it furthermore. if anyone can understand what i meant and can help me please do. thank you.