Topic: Computer well and truly unusable [Resolved with format and reinstall]
I used the live CD to make some changes and now have an unusable laptop. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
I had 3 partitions on my drive. First partition 1, empty. Partition 2, WinXP. Partition 3, Vista. I removed Partition 1 knowing that I wouldn't be able to boot until I made some further modifications. The problem is now the machine will not only not boot but neither will the Windows CD to give me access toi the console. When I say the CD won't boot I can start the boot process and start the windows install process, it then extracts files as expected but instead of a menu I then get a blank screen and that's it.
I can't see how this started after editing partitions, but it worked fine before. This is a new one to me. I recreated the blank partition expecting to be able to boot and nothing changed.