I'm having some serious troubles with this laptop. It's an HP Pavilion dv2000 CTO Notebook and it's running Windows Vista.
I'm trying to upgrade to Windows 7 so I can just start fresh and clean with this laptop, as it was previously being used by my grandfather. I'm under the impression that he tried doing his own cleanup of the computer without really knowing what he was deleting and what not.
I wanted to make recovery disks so I could just reinstall Vista, but whenever I try to search "Recovery Management" in the search bar, nothing shows up. Soooo creating my own recovery disks are pretty much impossible.
Also, when I go to upgrade to Windows 7, it gets to the part where it asks me what hard drive partition I would like to install it on, but none of the drives show up, not even the disk drive for CD/DVD.
Also, I tried creating another partition to install Windows 7 on, but whenever I go to the Administrative tools to go to computer management, the only thing that happens is a window that says "C:\windows\System32\compmgmt.msc The service cannot accept control messages at this time."
Can anyone help me please?? I really just want to wipe this hard drive but it seems like everything I do, something stops me and prevents me from going further. :( Any help would be much appreciated...