My dell mini has 512mb ram
with 8gb SSD
I powered it up and it gave me no operating system error.
I installed windows boot cd (external drive) and went to repair.
every time i tried to repair or re install the os it gave me the could not install error.
I have no option to format the drive or anything.
I have a hirens boot usb and tried that.
I am running the mini xp on hirens and when i go to disk manager it says disk 0 6.89gb is online but not initialized. the drive is unallocated.
I went to cmd prompt and tried DISKPART
the disk 0 shows as online and 7052mb free
I then SELECT DISK )
then CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
with unable to create specified partition
DETAIL DISK shows
Disk ID: 00000000
type : IDE
lun id : 0
there are no volumes.
I dont know how to initialize the disk. it shows it is online but i dont know where to go from here.
when i try to partition I get error.