I was trying to do a fresh install of Windows 7 when I unfortunately ran into a bsod during the installation process.
This bsod is apparently due to a bad sector in the hdd or possibly a broken/damaged hdd according to the searches online. The main problem is that after the computer bsod'd the computer stopped recognizing the hdd because I went into bios and checked the standard cmos features and it listed the primary master drive as NONE. I have reset my bios and reseated everything but for some reason the computer won't recognize the hdd anymore and unfortunately this computer is fairly old and it was just built from salvaged parts so it doesn't really have any proper cd's or anything.
Just the same,another computer I'm working on is also doing the same thing *I presume from exactly the same reason* so in both cases, the computers are not recognizing their hdd at all. The hdd are spinning I believe, but no matter what I do, the computers refuse to recognize them as even existing.