Ok so a friend has just given me her laptop to 'fix' , when you switch on the gorgeous min 9 looks for somewhere to boot and eventually after trying everything reports NO OPERATING SYSTEM/OPERATING SYSTEM NOT FOUND.
So I plug in my USB DVD ROM DRIVE , insert the dell windows setup disk and proceed to install windows, after loading of files , in the partition/drive selection table i see the drive :-
73227MB DISK 0 etc.....
Setup cannot access this disk
So having took the SSD
out and back in , still the same, I look in bios and it finds the SSD
and reports back properly.
I run the DELL DIAGNOSTICS found on the other cd, and I get told it cannot SEEK, READ or WRITE. But it is there !
So I am at a loss, if the SSD
is kaput I would like to install Windows xp to a SD CARD and run it from there, but after formatting an sd card and putting it in the sd slot, it does not show in drives to install too (and yes i used the HP Drivekey tool to format)
So i want my friend to have her laptop working... however possible.
Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any help.