The external HD didn't have anything on it, I was installing XP on it so I could boot up his computer and transfer files to it.
The desktop computer not wont boot from CD, it freezes with Vista and freezes with XP. Think it may be time to buy a new HD mine had been making strange noises for a while but thought it was just the HD i had bought.
Edit: Just went through some checks and found my harddrive in my desktop wasn't functioning at all. So i removed and replaced with an old one.
Now just need to figure out how to load an OS onto the external HD.
Edited by Pitlatch, 22 June 2009 - 04:09 PM.