New member, and new to mini 9. I was given a broken mini9 and trying to revive it. The screen is bad, so I'm using an external monitor for now. Battery light is flashing orange, which I assume means the battery is dead. The larger problem is, it won't boot windows in regular or any safe modes. Sometimes I get BOS, other times an error message reporting that a file is missing/unreadable. I ran the built in diagnostics, and there is a problem with the drive. It reads about 25%, and then starts giving error messages.
Can the drive be saved by reformatting to mark the bad sectors, or are ssd
Also, how would I get into the system to reformat, and with what program? I could copy fdisk from a windows disk, but would it run on its own?
I tried to get the system to boot off an sd card, but that didn't seem to work. Does the mini 9 only boot from usb?
Sorry for all the questions, but I'm totally new to this machine. I would like to have a dual boot windows/mac eventually, but for now I would be happy to boot at all. If I have to replace the ssd
, battery, and LCD, is it even worth fixing at all?
Thanks for your help.