I'm new here and hopeful that here I will find a soloution. I am a complete computer rookie and have no technical experience so if anyone does have a solution please explain in simplest terms! I will explain my predicement in as detailed way as I can.
Heres the situation: My previous laptop (Inspiron 1501) with XP literally fell apart after 2.5 years good service. In that time I had fallen in love with XP, so when we had to buy a new laptop (the lovley Inspiron 1545) that came with Vista pre installed I was anxious about it.
I find Vista annoying, too flashy, slow and un-user friendly. Thats maybe because I have been so used to XP, but after about 3 weeks of battling with it, I have decided that I have to downgrade to XP. I dug out my XP disc, put it in, and booted the laptop with it. It appeared to all be working- until it said 'Setup is starting Windows' and after a few seconds it went to a BSOD (Stop: 0x0000007B i think). This always happens. I have tried a BIOS update from Dell support, searching the Web for hours at a time for a solution, and Diagnostics twice. As a last resort we are going to try and take it to PC World to see if they have any ideas.
Is there anything I can do to fix this? Am I doing anything wrong?
Thanks very much for your time,