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Okay so I've just replaced, a friends old Dell with a new system and have been given his old Dell.

It's only an old 3.2ghz Celeron (has a big massive passive cooler on it which is silent and has worked for 4 years no problem), with 1gb of DD2 Ram and a 270 watt PSU which I think is perfect for a low costing 24/7 PC.

So I've decided I want to make it a file sharing and downloading server. I'm adding my 2x 1gb F3 spinpoints to it and just a 160gb as a boot device, which I may replace as SSD later.

The problem is I replaced this for a friend because I can't get it working properly and need help. Okay I think it maybe virus related as my friend isn't too bright and uninstalled the AVG that it had and he plays and downloaded a lot of poker related applications and other games from the web.

It will let me load into windows (XP) but basically won't let you run pretty much anything, I can't use the internet on it, do a system restores, install or run an anti-virus as they all just either crash or do nothing.

I then tried to run things in safe mode and got the same problems. I then tried to re-install windows with both the XP Home and Proffessional disks I have as I start booting from the CD's I shortly get this message "The system has ran out of memory at line 4846 in file D:\xpsp1\base\boot\setup\setup.c" and I cant go any further.

I really have no idea whats going on or know what to do. Can anyone help me sort this out?
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16GB DDR4 2999 850 PRO SSD - 512x512GB Raid 850 PRO SSD 512GB - For Gaming 2 x 4tb - For Storage 
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Custom 2x420 / Heatkiller Copper / 2xEK GPU blocks 1440p  Thermaltake Core X9 
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Erase everything and install a new OS? Tbh that's what I do when things get messed up beyond the point of my knowledgeable repair. Installing W7 takes 20min, so it's not even worth a week of hassel anymore.
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