i formatted the drive on my sisters mobo, the hdd belongs to my friends pc though. my sister has her own copy of vista on her own hard drive.. His hard drive was formatted with her computer also though, the install was done using her pc.....maybe his drive isnt dead... maybe the key is linked to her mobo.. wow im so screwed. i bet if i plug the drive back in her pc, itll run just fine
let this be a lesson to other people i guess..
Sounds kind of like a soap opera to me!