Have HP Pavilion a430n; 1GB RAM; 320GB HDD; Windows 7. Tried downloading and installing Linux/Ubuntu OS. This didn't happen. Now the HDD is not accessible except for an attempt to boot. It goes as far as a desktop without the icons then goes directly into re-install windows, with disc inserted, but will not install. It ask for drivers to be installed first. WD states there are no drivers for this type of HDD. Without the install disk, the message about no operating system found please insert disk shows.
Is this HDD toast or can it be revived?
Software/Hardware used: Windows 7 full version Operating System; 320GB HDD