I had windows vista on my HP pavilion dv5000. I tried installing PartitionMagic 8 to manipulate my external hard drive partitions. After I installed the program with some errors and began running the program, I asked it to partition my drive. The laptop was restarted by PartitionMagic to do the partitioning. The system never booted up after the restart, giving me an error on start up saying something like partitionMagic is missing some files.
I tried installing Windows XP since I didn't have my vista dvd, without formatting the drive, but none of the .xml files of windows could be copied. Then I reformatted the drive and tried installing xp again, but again, I am getting some errors in the installing stage, saying some files are missing.
I have no idea what I need to do to fix this problem.