Posted 18 July 2011 - 01:45 PM
Interesting situation here: I am stumped as what to do anymore. can any one help?
Basically this compaq Presario M2010us (XP home edition) was SLOW and so bugged, That it needed to be reformatted completely. not having the original disk I threw in a Dell disk I wasn't using just to see if it would work at all (XP Media Edition). It worked! But this was a grave mistake. It reformatted the drive but didn't register to Microsoft.
Now, It won't read any other disks BUT this stupid dell disk! I bought a HP/Compaq disk (XP Home SP2), I tried Ubuntu 10.10, Ubuntu 11.04. Then thought it was because the RAM was only 224 MB: I tried Xubuntu 11.04. Desperately and finally: Darik's and Hiren's. Nothing worked! but the Dell disk which tells me the CD drive is still good?!
<FYI: I was able to mount a Ubuntu ISO to the Hard drive inside of the dell OS and it ran but I was not able to repartition and rid it of Microsoft after.
Thank you to anyone that can help!