|Armada 1700 - need to reinstall op system|
I have an old Compaq Armada 1700 laptop. The hard drive no longer works. I would like to install an new hard drive and install XP or Linux. I have tried to format a new drive using a DOS boot disk (6.0) but it does not see the hard drive. I also tried using a DOS 6.22 floppy but it did not see the disk or the CD. Obviously I do not have the original floppies.
Can anyone help? Or should I just throw the thing out?