I posted about this before, (see here: http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...id=&highlight=)it's a problem I have with a Targa laptop that I bought 2 years ago. Basically I can only use the hard drive that came with it.
I am unable to take out the HD that came with it, stick in a new one and do a clean install of Windows on it.
The laptop just shuts down in the middle of it, I've tried two different (brand new) drives on it since I posted about it, one a Toshiba, the other a Western Digital and neither works.
I even tried two different XP discs and no go so I've given up on that now but I am wondering of this approach would work:
If I gave the new HD and the Windows OS disc to a mate of mine who owns a laptop and asked him to take out the HD in his laptop and attach mine in it's place, would he be able to install the OS on the drive for me?
If anyone has tried this they could tell me if it worked or not.