Question: Rebooted during formatting hard drive?
I'm wanting to install Windows XP Home Edition onto my home-built PC. The CD booted, everything was fine, then, halfway through formatting my second partition, I realised that I wanted the C drive to have most of the data, and the E drive to be the back up. Not the other way round, and so I stupidly Rebooted during the format....
Now, when it says "boot from CD _", I wait, and eventually this comes up: "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration" and then I get a black screen. What should I do?
I have tried to see if there are any partitions by inserting my Windows 7 disk in and going through the setup to the partition section, but there's nothing there. It says I need to install the driver for the hard disk? I'm so confused, please help?
Thanks in advance.
open up the computer and make sure everything it hook up good on the inside of your computer
and try it one more time.
if you have a cd or dvd for the hard disk put that cd in your computer.
Take the hard drive off the computer and connect it to a Windows machine thru a USB adapter, and format it thru disk management. There is a good chance that this won't work and your HDD is dead but it's worth a try.