I have a rather strange problem..
My Toshiba Sattelite A-200 used to run Windows vista. But then after a year or two of using vista it got slow. So i tried reinstalling. After I formatted the main drive using the vista installation program it got to installing but then it said it was missing the (hidden) partition X. I have reinstalled before without any problem. SO from the toshiba site i bought a install dvd that should not need this X partition (i asked customer service). At first it seemed to install just fine. But after rebooting it just hangs foreever. i tried reinstalling multiple times, same thing.
We bought another harddrive (500gb, same interface as stock HDD).
We tried installing Linux. Worked.
It seems to be able to install linux but not windows.
Since our other desktop is about to fail (High-end computer 3.0gHz but over 10 years old). we would very much like to have this laptop running windows again.
Thanks in forward!