Ok, I Also helping a damsel in distress with this laptop. Problem is it will not boot to winXP. Get to boot options and loop boots. Tried Safe mode and it won't play when trying to fix the MBR or Boot INI file sticks at 10%.
So I ran the Diagnostice tool for the HDD in the BIOS and it came up with HDD Test Status = 07 Fail
Does anyone know what the 07 Error is or should it be safe to asume it a faulty HDD ?
Interested myself on what the code is not just in knowing the HDD is goosed if it is.