Thanks. It was the drive after all. I took the laptop to Fujitsu and they confirmed the drive couldn't boot. They ordered a replacement drive for me. They also had a bootable USB stick and I got a copy of it to compare the boot files on it with mine. I was in a hurry to get a job done so I went and bought a USB floppy. Recovery Console found that drive, got the hard disk drivers from it and booted fine. All's well now at the price of a USB floppy drive.
9/26/07 at 5:50pm