I have a Compaq Presario laptop 2800. I received it in 2002 as gift for college. Never had a problem with it. Tuesday night I turned the laptop completely off. Wednesday morning, I turned it on and it came to the black screen with the large red Compaq logo in which it always does but above the logo is says 1782 - Disk Controller Failure. Below the logo is it says F10= Rom Based Set-up and to the right of that says F12= Network Service Boot?? I have never had this problem ever before. I got out my Compaq Recovery Disk to just dump the computer and restore it it's original out of box stage. The disc starts up and comes to the select a language screen. I select English and hit enter to continue with the disc and it brings me to a black screen with the following message that disc information is not correct, please insert correct cd and restart. I then inserted every other Compaq CD I that was received with my laptop and none worked at all. I called Compaq support last night and got some dude who I could barely understand. I told him everything that went wrong and he gave me all this fucking mumbo jumbo and I just put it on the line for him and asked if my hard drive was fried and he goes yea you could say that. I started looking at some HD's last night and found this one called the Seagate Barrcuda 160 GB Internal Hard drive at Best Buy for $129.00. Is this really a hard drive problem I am having or is it something else? And if it my hard drive, do you reccommend the Seagate, I have read some good reviews on it and read some bad ones about Western and Maxtor. Thanks for your help!