Hey there everyone. I've searched this problem through the forum, but I wasn't able to find a topic that had a similar problem to my issue.
I'm trying to repair my cousin's laptop, it's an old Dell Latitude D600. It had been exposed to a large number of viruses and the only real choice was to wipe the hard drive. Prior to wiping, the CD drive was not working, and attempts to reinstall the driver were met with a lack of success (the installer froze).
I used Hiren's Boot CD on a bootable USB (Created with the UNetBootin' program) and did a nuke of the hard drive. After it finished, I created a bootable USB with TinyXP on it. When I enter the boot menu and select the USB, it gave me the BOOTMGR not installed error. I created another bootable USB with a different version of Windows, same error. I even tried to create a bootable copy of a student edition of XP (genuine). Still the BOOTMGR error.
EDIT: The CD drive still is not working. It is recognized by the system, but it won't even try to read a disk or open when the button is pressed. I have to open it manually.
Any suggestions for what I can do?