XP should fail to install under many conditions. One of them is when 7 is on the hard drive. Look up DBAN and give it a quick wipe. Do not complain if any drive attached is wiped clean. That's what DBAN does.
My dad's PC suddenly yesterday morning wouldn't start his Windows 7.It would just get stuck on loading screen saying Windows is loading(or something like that,its in russian).We tried entering repair mode and restoring to last restore point and fixing errors but no good.The Windows won't even enter in Safe Mod.
So we soon realised that there is no choise but to reinstall windows(Probably Trojan messed up with his files or somethingg).
We tried to put in our Windows XP Home Edition CD(He didn't really like WIndows 7) in his PC to format driver C and install Windows XP.We turrned on PC, changed the BIOS setting so the CD drive will boot first,restarted, put in CD and pressed any key when it asked me to to boot from CD.
But then the installation gets stuck on "Setup is inspecting your computer's hardware configuration".It shows this for like 2 secs and screen goes black and nothing.
Any help would be appreciated.
Intel Pentium D 2.8GHZ
WD IDE 80GB Harddrive(Not sure about model)
Also not sure about the Motherboard..