hey guys sorry if there is another post like this but i tried googleing it and everything i tried didnt work. so here we go. recently my hard drive on my dell xps m140 crashed so i had to buy a new one. i got a hitachi travelstar 80g. i put in the xp media center os cd(legit) and tried to install windows xp on my new hard drive. when it starts it goes to the installer and gets to the kernal debugger dll and then gives me on of two errors. both say they cant load ntkrnlmp.exe but one is error 4 and one is error 7. google said maybe bad ram or corrupt bios. so i tried running the installer after taking out one of the memory things lol sorry i dont know what to call it. and then i tried again with just the other one in. that didnt work so i tried taking out the 3v battery to reset the bios and i left it out overnight just to make sure it would work. that didnt work either. i also tried to load defaults in bios setup but i dont know how to do that cuz i have pressed enter on it and it tells me to save and exit but i cant. and nothing happens wen i hit enter on load defaults. i just ran a diagnostic with the utilities and driver cd and there were no problems with the memory or the hdd. im very confused any help would be great if you have any questions just ask im not the best with computers but i know alittle bit.
i just tried loading the defaults on the bios and it let me. now its not reading the disc at all it just says no bootlable devices--strike F1 to retry boot, F2 for set up. i have no idea wat is going on with this. thanks in advance for ur help.
o and last thing right after i loaded the defaults and tried to do the os cd it said that a .txt file was corrupt or not found. i dont remember wat the file was but i think it had install in it.
Edited by icehead14, 17 May 2008 - 01:07 PM.