ok, to cut a long story i have a hp media pavillion desktop with vista (not sure if 32 or 64) i got the an error message: disk boot failure, i was told that i would need a new hard drive, so i duly went a bought a new hard drive, used recovery disks, and all was going well, untill last disk, then i got an error message C:\Windows\system32\winload exe missing or corrupt. i assumed it was my recovery disks being faulty so i ordered new ones fromhp. anyway, now i cannot get startup repair to launch at all. it will boot from disk as in turn computer on, black screen with white bar getting longer saying windows is loading files, then straight to black scree with error messgage as above, telling me i may have installed new hardware, please insert disk and restart.
obviuosly i have installed new hardware (new hard drive) not sure what to do now, if i could acces system recovery great, but i cannot. by the way i am a complete novice.
appreciate all help.