Noob needs help
I recently scapped XP Pro on an old laptop as it was so slow and I installed
Ubuntu 9.10 - All installed ok and it worked for fine about a month. Last week I
switched on, got the Ubuntu splash screen and thats where it stayed. I gave
lappy to a friend of mine that knows about Pc's (hahaha). When I got it back
he said he'd wiped the HDD and partially installed xp. The install apparantly
hung after the reformat and copying files onto it.
My problem now is I can't boot from HDD, Ubuntu Live CD or Windows CD - Laptop is
set to boot from cd then hdd.
When I try to boot from CD, the cd is read as I hear the drive being used, after a while i get a blank screen with flashing cursor in top left corner.
If I remove the HDD and put in external usb caddy I can see the files when plugged into my desk top.
My questions are :-
1. Is there any way to make the drive reusable as a internal drive again
as I know it works as an external drive
2. Is it a fault with the laptop itself
Any advice will be welcomed.