I am trying repair my mums pc that is/was running windows xp but recently she did a fresh install with a windows disc that I gave her. After the installation, during the updates the computer restarted, after this it would not boot so I told her to try another fresh install. She did this but the computer crashed as soon as the partition was formatted. I now have the computer and I have been trying to resolve the problem. The hard drive has no versions of windows on it so I obviously cant get it to boot and when i try to install windows I get the Stop 0x00000050 error message after I choose which partition to install on.
Are there any ways around this problem? I have checked the BIOS and the hard drive is shown/recognised there.
Any help is very appreciated.