Originally Posted by smcgilbery
So how do all that stuff yall just talked about???
The Laptop is prolly 3-4 years old and gets used almost everyday just mostly for internet use....
do you know how to get into the bios? its usually the del, esc, f10, f12 key (from my experience) on bootup (just keep pressing it as soon as you turn the laptop on). then just look for bit that tells you devices are connected, and make sure the hdd is there.
then get the vista dvd or xp cd, pop it in and boot from it (you might need to set the cd/dvd drive to the first boot device in the bios, which is easy to figure out). if using xp it tells you what to press for the recovery console once it loads up. you go through the steps and then theres some commands to fix the mbr. fixmbr is one of them. vista is a bit different.