ask install xp help

April 9, 2010 at 15:46:33
Specs: Windows XP
I reformatting my hard drive and tried to reinstall xp.
I have a dell dimension 2400, less than 2 minutes in I get the blue screen of death. I have tried 4 different versions on xp and it's the same problem.
HOWEVER,Vista will install with no problem, but I can't get the drivers I need for it.
Does anybody know why 4 versions of XP gives me the BSOD, but Vista install ok.
I want my XP back!

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April 9, 2010 at 16:32:15
What OS came with the laptop and where is the Dell OS or recovery cd for it?

You need the dell not generic microsoft drivers which is why its blue screening.

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April 9, 2010 at 17:12:15
I have purchased 3 dell computers and have all the reinstall discs, and got some non dell from hacker friends,.I have tried every trick I could think of.but XP will not install!
But this problem is unique to this particular computer.
So 4 tries 4 BSOD, except vista which installs fine.
How can that be?
Maybe I should just buy a new hard drive?
Any ideas!!

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