1. How would I know if the hard drive is properly recognized?
I was thinking I might be able to make the laptop work if I factory reset it.
2. Do you think the cooling vents are the ones responsible for it not to continue to windows? I haven't blew dusts there ever.
I tried F8 a lot of times but nothing happens or even a start up menu won't show. Whenever I try this F8 method, the only thing that happens is the screen turns off but the indicator lights (battery, power on) are on.