Hi guys! I just don't know what to do. I formatted the hard drive of my sony vaio laptop, so I can get rid of vista and install Xp pro instead. Now the only thing that appears is a black screen with a message saying that the bootmanager is missing. I try to boot from the XP installation cd and the vista cd as well restarting the laptop with the discs inside, nothing changes...Any suggestions? How can I get my lap top to boot?? Thank you.
might not be the same problem but when i deleted vista beta i was unable to install XP. in the end had to goto the hard drive manufacturer website and low level format the drive before i could reinstall XP, a normal format failed to work.