Dell XPS 1330 Help please
2 issues here
So I have a dell XPS 1330 laptop I purchased a few years ago. A few months ago I was trying to watch some movies via HDMI and everything was working just fine. Well after the last time I used the HDMI, I unplugged it and the display was blank. After hours and hours of trying to fix the problem, toggling from projector mode and other settings, I just cannot for the life of me, get the screen to come back on. The only way I can use the computer now is connecting it to the TV via HDMI to see whats going on.
Today I decided to reformat the computer in hopes that it would fix the issue, thinking that maybe the GPU driver had become corrupted or something and now the computer won't even boot to windows and just stops after the window loading screen. I put in the system restore disc (Windows Vista) and changed the boot priority to cd/dvd and it reads it just fine, however after initializing the setup it just stays on the blue windows installation screen and does nothing. Is there a way to completely erase the hard disk without the restore disk or a windows OS disk?
I guess I need to tackle each problem separably but im thinking that maybe getting it to reformat, maybe by some small chance, it will fix itself. Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions.