I am a dumb-ass, please kick my ass.
Heres the story:
-I currently was running my system from a 120GB WD.
-Got my 80GB Maxtor replacement in the mail today.
-Formatted it as the Primary Partition, when it should've been an extended. (IDIOT!)
-GRUB comes up in console rather than GUI...wont load kernel, cannot detect HDx#
-Cannot boot from Win98 CD because it is too scratched up, and my friend has my WinXP CD's.
I cannot believe that I selected Partition Magic to format it as Primary, omg...