Not sure where to start.
I have searched over a few different forums with instructions from: rooting to a ROM flash etc. The questions i have would span several different topics from charging/usb issues to obtaining a standard Verizon/image.
I have acquired a motorola droid that only comes up to the bootloader screen. when i have a battery that has an adequate charge my computer will recognize that there is a device attached via usb. It does not recognize it as any specific device. When the device has a charged battery it will show Battery OK. OK to program :USB. Unfortunately I am unable to perform any kind of mount through Usb. I have tried placing software versions directly as an update.zip file on the micro sd and trying to get to where the device would boot up completely with no luck. At this point the battery on the device has completely expired and does not seem to even attempt to charge. I was suspect that it may have been a bad usb cable or possibly an issue with a non OEM charger. I have purchased an OEM Moto charger/usb and a new battery (also OEM)with no positive results. The device did have an LED that would typically indicate that the charger was connected and what I assumed to mean was charging. Apparently it was not (charging) with the cable I was using at the time with an adapter from a mini usb to a micro usb. At this point that (LED) is not even visible when plugged in. I am wondering if one of my attempts to apply an OS version may have changed something on the device for it to not recognize the available charger connection. The Droid will power up while plugged in with the cable and I am able to get to the programming screen. I do not have any options to attempt a restore or anything of that nature. I can apply the update.zip, clear cache, factory reset or reboot. Factory reset ultimately aborts.
I have attempted to research the option of possibly re-flashing the rom with RDS or RSD Lite (don't recall which way that is at the moment) only to come to the realization that this process is still in the works as far as a current flash from MOTO or Verizon or a process (step instructions) to accomplish this procedure. I will continue to watch those threads.
As I mentioned before I had searched over several different threads and would likely have a post for quite a few different threads. My apologies for not posting individually in those threads. Mainly concerned with doing something out of a certain order that might hinder any chance of success with the device. I am hoping that someone who may have any suggestions and specific instructions, on which of these items i should address first and so on, might be able to assist me.
Any help or thoughts are appreciated.