A good friend donated a faulty Mini 9 to me as she knows I like to fix laptops. She had no information on its problems, and no charger. It was missing 1 key.
I've bought a charger, and a key. At first, I booted it up for the first time only to be displayed with 'Operating system not found'. I had a Ubuntu live USB lying around. It turned out that the Dell can't read/write to the 8GB SSD
I checked the BIOS, and it displayed the SSD
and the correct capacity. Hmm.. maybe it's ubuntu. I put an XP setup USB into the laptop, which also displayed the drive correctly. I reported as unpartitioned, so I tried to create a partition. The setup repeatedly returned to the 'unpartitioned' screen. Frustrating..
I've updated the BIOS to AO5 via USB, still no luck. I need some help here!