Originally Posted by madmike0408
When your pc is booting up, press delete to go into bios. Once you are in your bios look for something that says boot order or boot options, then set your first boot device to your DVD drive. I don't know anything about your motherboard so I can't be too specific about it.
i already made my dvd drive as the primary, and my hdd as the secondary
in fact i tried all kind of different ways and they all failed !
Originally Posted by budgetgamer
Sorry if I missed something, kinda just jumping in here.
Sounds to me like something isn't stable. If you haven't done so already try loading BIOS defaults and perhaps try running memtest as well.
i already loaded defaults, and i run memtest+ and i had no errors with the ram
Originally Posted by miloshs
Sounds to me like youre not booting from DVD, do what Mike just said and if that doesnt work you can try and boot from the XP CD (if you can find one) or maybe download some DOS tools, burn them on the CD and try and boot like that.
What i personally like is the Ultimate BOOT CD (http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
) which is quite a powerfull tool to use when experiencing problems like these, but it can be intimidating to begginer PC user!!! If everything is ok with your HDD, then ultimate boot cd will definately be able to help you to reformatt and/or delete/make partitions on your HDD...
He said he already tried reverting to BIOS defaults... i guess he needs something that bypasses any sign of Windows (since Vista and Win7 have windows like setups that might be a problem)... XP CD or Ultimate BOOT CD could possibly help with that...
i just tried win 7 and as u said, bcz it has windows set up, it BSOD as well !
luckily i do have xp pro sp2 32-bit cd on me !
but when i got the dos screen and i selected to install (Enter), i got BSOD with the IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
the same thing happened when i tried the recovery option (R)
note: my old OS on the hdd is 64-bit vista ultimate
now, i am trying Ultimate Boot CD, its pretty complicated !
ps: is it worth trying to get hold of xp 64-bit, or do u reckon i will still have the same plm as i did with xp 32-bit ?