hey im new so hello everyone.
i installed opensuse on my acer laptop wich has win xp home sp3. but as i only have a 70gb HD i installed Opensuse on my external WD HDD 1TB i have a 30 GB partition on it so i put it there.
but my problem came when i started my comp without my HDD plugged in and i couldnt load windows. so i was going to uninstall it and create a partition on my laptops HD to put Opensuse on. so after trying to get it removed and getting some info from other forums i repaired the windows MBR which allowed me to boot up windows.
but now after trying to format the partition opensuse was on, my comp can no longer see it. i can not format it with the WD formatting software or through windows computer managment. i have tried partition manager but it cannot read my whole HDD infact it doesnt see any of it, and i tried using the install disc at start up but it is unable to even install on that partition as it cannot use that partition.
i also tried with the win xp disc at start up but it also cant access the HDD
i am also a noob at linux systems and only installed as i wanted to see what it was like and learn about the system
any help is greatly appreciated