This computer had windows 7 installed but suddenly was unable to boot. I'm attempting to install windows 7 again, but where the installer asks me "where do you want to install windows?" it tells me "No drivers were found." and the list that usually shows drives and partitions remains unpopulated.
Other things that may be important:
My friend had windows 7 installed on the computer from a bootleg disk. I read that doing this improperly has caused the problem.
The BIOS is already set on ACHI mode
Model: Inspiron N5040
I could not locate a recovery image.
any help is appreciated!