No need to take out the drive to do this. Good luck.
First of all, I'd like to thank you all for taking some of your time to read my post, and for also giving me some of your time to answer it if you can.
I have an old laptop (ACER) which originally had windows vista installed, however I downgraded it to windows XP with service pack 3. So far no problem yet, however, I was required to install Linux in this laptop (open Suze 11.0) however I'm not very proficient with Linux operating system (newbie) and apparently it took over my windows XP. Therefore I cannot access my windows XP anymore.
Now I have more than just one problem, as just simply trying to re-install Windows XP from a CD would be no problem, but apparently after it starts reading the CD, it just freezes, so there is no chance a CD will be read.
Also, when choosing for an operating system to run, 1: Windows XP is not found/working, and 2: Linux just freezes or takes too long to load and when it loads it will not access to the internet or anything.
I tried also, reformatting via USB, networking unsuccessfully.
I have resorted to taking out the Harddrive and trying to reformat the Harddrive with my SATA to USB cable in order to reformat it in my PC at home.
The hardware is recognized and the drivers are working, however I cannot access the harddrive. can anyone help me reformat my computer?
Does anyone know how to reformat my computer other than these options?
Can it be saved?
I appreciate your help and consideration.
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