It had windows xp home that my friend used but I had my copies of media center so i decided to get rid of his crap and put on the same os that i'm used to and then WHOOPS, an error during the reformatting and installation process and it shuts down. I went into the bios to change the boot order to select the cd-rom to start installation of windows again but it doesn't work. I hate computer problems so bad. I'm usualyl good at fixing em but what the hell do i do here.
if you're that desperate and really want to get it to work, go a local computer repair shop, tell them everything then see what they say, or go to a best buy and have the geek squad do it, though it will probably be a little more pricey. it will get fixed though
actually yes they can, they are just normal IDE (or SATA) drive . The only difference is that they are 2.5inch and not 3.5 like your desktop harddrive, you should'nt have any problem formating your labtop hardrive on your desktop.