I got this laptop from a friend to reboot it for him. When i boot from windows cd so i can format the drive it says there has been no hard drives found and make sure they are connected. But lappy still boots up ok. Someone told me it could be something to do with the SATA but i have no idea. Can anyone help me?
What is the make and model of the laptop? It might have a recovery partition on it, accessed from the Advance Startup Menu, you never know you could be lucky, else your only option is as Fruit Bat /\0/\ says.