It just stays there. I tried pressing buttons, i put in the XP cd, i put in some recovery cds, but it is completely unresponsive. I cant even shut it off without unplugging it.
My freind says he got some sort of virus, so i figured formatting the hdd would do it. But i couldnt because the computer is completely unresponsive. So i took out the hardrive and put it in my computer. I then formatted the partition (theres two) that was full of junk, and tried to formatt the other one wich i full of windows, but it wont let me. Now when i put the hdd back in my freinds computer nothing at all happens, nothing comes on the screen.
So i figured maybe if i reinstalled windows onto the hdd from my computer that would do the trick, but i dont know how to do that... i dont want to reinstall windows on my hdd.
Anyways, my question to you is how can i install xp onto my freinds hdd without touching my hdd, and in a way so that i can stick it back in my freinds computer and make it work.
Also is there a better, easier way of fixing this problem than what i just said? Is what i just said even possible? I would really appreciate any help, thanks in advance.
freinds computers specs
-intel celeron 2.5ghz
-40gb hardrive with to partitions (currently in my computer)