Re: Advise wanted -- re laptop repair

"DonC" <coondwc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote...

Start with Linux. If you can get Ubuntu running on it, you can probably get
XP or Win2K running.

The drive is NOT recoverable. I've had it hooked to my desktop and no
diagnostic got anywhere. Also sounds damaged.

Thanks anyway.

What does that have to do with running Linux? Your question was about the cost
of a new OS...

If the drive is damaged, you will have to get another one anyhow.

Linux can be run from CD as well as from HD. Download the Ubuntu distribution
and burn it to CD, and you can use the laptop while waiting for the new HD!