I have a HP Pavillion dv5-1111ea notebook.
From time to time I use the recovery manager on the partition to send my notebook back to factory settings, just to keep it running smoothly etc.
However, this time I have attempted to use the recovery manager which said it had completed successfully, but has actually corrupted the hard drive. Now the recovery manager will not load at all, I have tried a full Vista DVD and XP discs to try and allow me to format the hard drive to start fresh. But none of these options will load either.
Somebody mentioned that I should update the bios. But how exactly am I supposed to do that without an OS installed?
And is there any way that I have re-format the hard drive through the BIOS or other way? I have tried recovery discs, and they wont load either.