I just now decided I would try to format my C drive and reinstall windows. This is my first time trying this on my own, so please bear with me.
I started following this guide: How To Format C From a Windows Setup Disc
When I got to the step where I am supposed to press the partition and "format", I got this error message:
windows is unable to install to the selected location. error 0x8030001
I started to google the problem, and read somewhere I needed to get drivers
for my motherboard to load before the format step, or something. Said and done I decided to head back to BIOS to re-arrange the Boot Devices so that it wouldn't load from the DVD anymore.
Now when I start Windows, I get a black screen with white text saying:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
(Suggests me running "Repair your computer" off the Windows DVD)
Info: The boot selection failed beacuse a required device is inaccessible.
Currently writing this off my laptop. What the hell do I do?