to install and then get a problem at the start of the installation process, the machine needs repair. All you can do yourself: reset the BIOS to its defaults and try again. But it's a small chance that works.
I'm back, check out my previous post for background:
Long story short I have a laptop that gives a blue screen of death (BSD) every time I try to start it up.
I now have the recovery disks. However, when I start up the laptop and the XP installation starts I get a BSD. It says that a problem was found and to prevent damaging my computer (gee, thanks) installation has been cancelled.
So, I can't get this computer to start up. I can't re-install XP. What can I do?
Is there any way to get to a DOS commmand prompt to format the hard drive the old fashioned way?
I did a check of the hard drive in BIOS and it passed. What is the deal?