What is happening with my laptop?

December 13, 2010 at 16:06:52
Specs: Windows Vista
My dell xps m1330 laptop has two OS systems. One on recovery and one on C:/ . While cleaning the recovery drive up, I decided to format the drive thinking it would clear more space. I did not know at the time that this would completely destroy one of my OS. It also happens that the OS on the recovery drive is the only one capable of connecting to the internet (God knows why). The other OS cannot connect to the internet, any networks, etc. A bewildering aspect of the situation is that even if the recovery OS is gone, my laptop still thinks its there!

1st Question: Should I pursue to activate the internet on the C:/ OS?
2nd Question: Should I give it up, delete the rest of the recovery OS (i dont know what to delete because all the files from the recovery drive are gone!!), and install Ubuntu?

Note: The WiFi switches are on, yet the C:/ OS still cannot detect them, and when I try to turn on network discovery, the entire computer freezes. :(

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December 18, 2010 at 00:53:33

A format of a drive will erase EVERYTHING on the drive, so you have probably done some serious damage to your OS's. By the sounds of it, it would take a tech a while to fix this problem, so I would recommend backing up what you can, and doing a full format and re-installing your operating systems.


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December 19, 2010 at 21:05:26
Thts not good.....

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