During the process, I had a few of the main components removed (HDD, battery, wireless card, etc) from the bottom of the laptop. The keyboard was removed as well. After I changed what I did in regards to the ribbon cable, I put everything back together.
I booted up XP, and it provided me with the message asking me what I would like to boot into. I hit Enter to start XP normally. The loading bar came up, remained blank for a few seconds, a blue screen then flashed for a split-second, and finally, XP rebooted. It is now a continuous process.
I grabbed one of my old XP CDs, and attempted to run the Recovery Console. After selecting that option, I get a message saying that my HDD cannot be detected.
In theory, because XP at least attempts to boot up XP (visual evidence is the loading screen), isn't the HDD at least being slightly detected?
Edited by Crono139, 19 June 2009 - 12:27 PM.