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Dell Laptop, can't run XP setup


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mikell808

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The title describes my issue, I have tried to run several versions of XP and each gets to the point of saying "Staring Windows" but it never gets to the next screen. I tried loading windows 7 and it got a blue screen with an error code. My conclusion is that the Ram is ok as it doesn't crash while loading files it crashed when it tries to run the program. Just for kicks I ran memtest 4.0 with no errors. I would like to confirm my theory but need a dos based Processor tester that I can use. Any suggestions.
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This is usually caused by a board issue, which I would say is the case as it's done it on two different operating systems.
Presumably you've replaced everything you can save for the board and the error still occurs? If so, board failure.
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Managed to find a site last night that had something called the ultimate boot disk with hundreds of self booting programs. Been running one all nite called CPU Burn. So far no errors. I am inclined to believe you are correct.
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