System manufacturer and model?
FWIW: Most online instructions for repairing the MBR refer to using a Microsoft Genuine XP CD, not recovery/restore CDs furnished by the system manufacturer.
<<...and now when I check the drive...>>
And just what steps do you take to check the drive, if the system doesn't boot?
FWIW: The fixmbr command doesn't format anything, it rewrites the MBR. You need an install CD/mechanism to wipe a partition/hard drive, if that was the result.
<<It says boot file not found.>>
What are the exact words, please?
Does the system reflect the correct data/time in the BIOS?
How to access-enter Motherboard BIOS - http://michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
What is the first boot option specified in the BIOS?