Next, i insert the vista disk, to run the repair console, but to no avail. It boots from CD, then just goes black after the loading screen. I waited about 15 minutes to see if it was just being slow, but nothing. I cannot even re format it off of the disk, as it wont load!
So then i try to format the HDD with windows XP. It loads fine, and gets to the menu listing Repair, Setup etc bla bla. So then i go to re format, and it says it cannot find the HDD.
I then undo and reseat the HDD, making sure it's plugged in. (LAPTOP!). Run windows reformat again, but it still says it cannot find the HDD.
I dont know whats wrong here, it very much sounds to me like the HDD is deaded and im gonna need a new one, but i looked in the BIOS settings to see if anything was unusual there, and BIOS was finding the HDD. Which made me wonder if something else was wrong, any other idea's?
Im pretty lost. Thanks :>