Hi guys, I searched on the internet and you seem to be the right guys to possibly help me out. I will give you the whole back ground and hopefully it makes sense.....
I bought a ToughBook CF-29EWKGZKM second hand which came with no HDD, no HDD caddy, no optical drive, no memory and no battery. I have bought a new HDD, HDD caddy, optical drive, memory and battery. I installed all the above parts and used the cd recovery discs that came with the laptop to try and instal Windows XP and this is where my problem has started.
I went into the BIOS and selected the boot order to boot from CD and checked that it was showing my HDD (80gb) in the information which was all good. The laptop powered up, booted to the install cd and began the process. Great I thought ! Oh hold on, not so great as once asked to format the partition for install, it runs to 100% and then gives me a fault saying that the hdd could not be formatted and that the disc might be faulty. I thought that this meant the hdd was faulty and not being reconised (although it shows in bios) so I bought another HDD and I am still getting the same fault.
My computer skills are limited to "hobby skill" so I left it into a local repair shop and he says that he thinks that either my motherboard is faulty or I have other problems.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
EDIT - I am not sure if this is of an relevance or if I have just bought a faulty battery but although the orange charging light flashes while the charger is plugged in, the battery went flat on me and will not charge even after being plugged in all night. I messaged the supplier and they are going to send me a replacement.