but the drive had two partitions, so i deleted one and created a new one from it. i them merged the two partitions, using partition magic, which required a re-start.
but, when i restarted it turned out i had deleted the active partition. now theres no active partition, and it wont boot.
it wont read the dvd drive.
it will read a usb drive.
the only bios i can find is by pressing F8 repeatedly, this is what it looks like on that screen;
USB RMD-FDD : Generic USB Stor age-SMC
IDE-0 : TOSHIBA MK6021GAS
BBS-0 : Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 082)
[up/Dn] Select [Return] Boot [ESC] cancel
i have no clue what to do at this stage. can anyone help?
thanks for reading,