I have a formatted HDD with no OS installed in my Everex Stepnote VA 4103M (one of my "rainy day" computers, who has decided it is going to have its own rainy day ). When powered up, the CD-ROM (which contains a Vista installation disc) spins, yet my screen stays black. I'm assuming it's asking to install Vista, but obviously I cannot see a thing. I have attempted the battery out/power cycle trick to no avail, and also attempted using an external monitor, which gave me the same black screen. (I did hit Fn+F4 to toggle monitors to make sure it wasn't that, too.) I tried reseating the RAM, that didn't seem to help either.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, as getting an OS installed onto this HDD will determine if I am able to use my Toshiba until I get a larger HDD to replace the physically damaged one I just had to remove. And I neeeed my laptops back, I have a lot of graphics & web design work that I need to finish!
Thanks so much for reading!
Edited by bpharris3, 02 July 2009 - 06:01 PM.