I recently bought a used laptop from a local guy, but after using it for about a month without any problems I was looking for a way to erase everything, and start from the scratch fresh again just like when I bought it.
I remember that my old compaq came with a factory restore CD, and all I had to do was..just pop the CD in, and it took care of the rest. Within 30min I would have a fresh setup again.
This laptop only came with windows xp professional(academic version)CD, and a driver CD.
I tried, and tried, to restore it back but no luck.. so I kinda got frustrated, and just decided to pop the windows xp CD and reinstall the window.. I noticed that there is 1 partition already in use, and 1 partition that was free but with only 8mb.
I tried to delete the partition that was already in use, but it would not let me delete it. I tried to delete the partition that was not in use but it would not let me delete either, or create since the one that is not in use has 8mb.
I just went ahead, and chose the partition that was already in use to reinstall the window since that was the only partition that would let me do anything.
After couple of warning notices..it started to install the window.
After everything was done..the window restarted, and
.... it changed for the worst. I can't hear any sound, it won't even detect my modem anymore.. and all the files are still there, and most of them are not in working condition.
I retried what I said above again to see if it was going to change anything, and it surely did.
This time error notice would come on with a blue background, and it would automatically restart my comp. If I start my window in anything other than safe mode than it would show the error, and restart.
Gosh.. I am so frustrated right now
Can someone please help me bring my laptop back in right state..