I don't have a memory stick nor a linux boot-cd. I don't need to back anything up, I just need some help in Formatting the hard drive that came with Vista on it.
I am having issues formatting it with the XP CD. Hard to explain, but it is like when you got a hard drive that had raid and your trying to format and it gives you a blue screen error saying that you have a virus. Which under the "Normal" circumstances, switching the hard drive from IDE to ATA will fix these circumstances. But in my case, the Laptop doesn't have those options in bios.
No mem stick? My desk is littered with those Do you have a blank CD? Try creating a boot CD http/www.ultimatebootcd.com/ or go grab a linux magazine from a store (these CD/DVDs are bootable and i think have tools to wipe the drive clean and re-partition it).