I was trying to fix my girlfriends computer for her by completing a reinstall of vista via the recovery partition on her Compaq Presario F500.
I managed to do this fine and so i started to uninstall all the bloatware and do windows updates etc.
However, the computer went into restart and now i'm getting a BSOD very early on OR the computer just turns itself off.
I tried pressing F11 to start a fresh reinstall of vista again but there was an error. I then made a bootable XP cd as a last ditch effort and a BSOD occurred.
Is there anything i can do to try and get this machine working??
p.s. have i posted this in the right place?
Something strange has now happened:
Despite having done nothing to the laptop, I just tried to turn it on again and it now boots to the desktop. Hurray i thought, my girflriend wont hate me.... However, after about 1 minute of being idle it loads a BSOD with the following error codes: 0x0000008E (0x0000001D, 0x8F2806EA, 0X9A5FB948, 0x00000000)
is there any diagnostic things we can run to figure out where the problem is?