|Advent 7113 Windows Installaton/Possible |
Hi, I have an Advent 7113 bought from Dixons.
It came pre-installed with Windows Vista and
from day one there was nothing but problems
with it, the hard drive has been replaced twice
(once by them once by me), the mother board
The last time the hard drive gave out, I gave
up. The warranty meant the only option I had
was to send the laptop to the UK (I live in
Ireland) and wait six weeks, it was right in the
middle of study coming up to college exams
so I could not go 6 weeks without a computer,
I bought a Dell Inspiron to replace it.
I called the tech support and arranged to have
it picked up anyway, while I was using the new
laptop. The courier never arrived and I forgot
about it with the exams going on.
When I called back they informed me the
warranty had expired.
I decided €700 could not go to waste so I
bought a replacement hard drive for it myself.
I then tried to install windows on it, the typical
windows installation screen did not appear,
and instead a screen similar to the "boot from
cd/loading files" screen appeared, but saying
"windows is loading files". The installation
finishes, the laptop reboots, and begins the
installation process all over again.
When I take the CD out and try to go into
windows, it informs me there is no operating
It continued in this loop again and again.
I can't find any way to get windows on to the
computer, it just continues on this endless
At this point I'm working on the assumption
that it's a hardware problem, if I knew which
part was not working I could at least replace it,
but I can't figure it out.
I need help to identify what component is not
working, and thus which part I should replace.
If I can't fix it thats €700 down the drain, any
help would be appreciated.