|Pappy: The diagnostic lights are OFF when I get my BSOD. Otherwise they are blinking randomly during the process of installation.|
OtherHill: When the CD starts the installation, the first item that comes up is if you have any SATA drivers to install, depress F6. Yes, I made an attempt to install the SATA drivers from the Dell Support site for this model computer..
There are no external equipment connected, not even speakers.
BTW, this computer had Windows XP with the original owner.
OS: Windows 7 64bit/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit
CPU/Ram: E8500/8GB PC2-6400
Manufacturer/Model: AVA Direct / Built online