I have a computer program that will not install properly saying I might have an error on my HD or my disc. I get Bluesceen errors every so often, sometimes when I'm trying to install something or sometimes when it sits idle. I've tried updates and that only seems to make the problem worse.
I have done some troubleshooting on my own. I first made sure my BIOS settings where set to ACHI for my sata HD and that the proper drivers where installed during the XP setup. Second I've tried two other HDs (old IDEs) I had lying around to see if my new HD was corrupted.
I've swapped out the motherboard thinking that it might be bad but I'm still having the same problems.
I guess a couple questions I should ask.
Can I actually install Windows 7 upgrade from my XP software doing a clean install or do I need to invest in Windows 7 OEM software?
What direction do I need to go at for troubleshooting?
I've been fighting these problems for about a month now...any help would be appreciated.