Good evening everyone, and thanks in advance for your help and support!
Here is the scenario:
HP Mini 311-1100 netbook
1 GB RAM
Seagate 160GB SATA hard drive
netbook was brought to me to fix. Would hang on Windows Splash screen and periodically restart. I thought if I booted into Windows recovery, I could go to command prompt and run chkdsk and then possibly even fixboot and fixmbr if needed. Well, when I boot with the USB device, I am not able to see the hard drive. I have tried booting with 2 XP install disks and a USB jump drive. Is it my CD drive that is just incompatible with the BIOS? That kind of doesn't make sense though because the XP installation does start. I need to be able to reload XP, if at all possible, and any assistance would certainly be appreciated. I have been on the HP website and they talk about HP recovery and Roxio recovery and all of that. I have no recovery disks. The client does not have any disks. No disks. This is basically from scratch.
Based on what I have found out so far, this seems to be difficult, or I am just looking in the wrong place, so that is why this is worth more.