I got my hands on an old laptop recently that had been running (sigh) Vista. The HDD had been formatted, then wiped with Active KillDisk to completely clean it out. It had been working fine before I got it, but it had just gotten slow and was riddled with bugs.
When I boot it up now, it tell me "Active Partition not found". I did some Googling and tried adding a partition with EaseUS Partition Manager but this has come to no fruition. I don't have the original OS disks that came with it so I was wondering if:
1) the disk is usable at all?
2) Can I install Ubuntu on it instead?
Any help/ideas/questions are appreciated. I'm a relative novice with these things so dumb it down as much as you can please!
Edited by hamluis, 12 August 2013 - 03:33 PM.
Moved from System Buiding to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.