dead vista hdd instal xp on new hd

April 10, 2009 at 23:25:53
Specs: Macintosh
i have a dell xps m410 that came loaded with vista. a couple of months ago the harddrive went bad i got a code 7 on the dell diagnostic check so i bought a new hdd . i tried to install xp home edition on the new hdd but i keep getting a blue screen that says windows has shut down to protect itself. this happens after the windows xp cd seems to be working. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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April 11, 2009 at 00:48:41
Hi axiom_87,

Did you test your RAM with any program? I invite you to scan your memory using MemTest. Download and burn the ISO from this page and reboot your PC. On BIOS, choose start with CD/DVD and insert the CD. Reboot again and scan the memory. If it has problems, some red lines appears on screen.

Claw


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#2
April 11, 2009 at 00:59:54
axiom_87, is the new drive installed? As 'C'? Did you change the bios so the machine will look on the new hdd for loading instructions, if not?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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