in the bios it shows no drive in the slot 0 (single 251Gb drive) but during boot up the details of the drive are shown and then it just goes to black screen with flashing curser.
MESH suggested a complete restore from the disk provided but the disk says the HD cannot be accessed and gives a bsd with a 0x00000050 page fault message indicating a problem with setupdd.sys
prior to this we had a faulty graphics card (256MB invidia 6600) which I sent for repair replace and am still awaiting BTW) and replaced it with 128 invidia 440 from his older computer (also MESH).
I would try swapping the HD to test the rest of the system but the new one has a strange(to me)thin cable connection and I'm not sure if this is compatible with his old one
I know my son was looking for software to convert MP4 to AVI and dont know if he has downloaded something which has caused this problem.
computer is MESH P4 processor3.2GHz, 1G memory, 250G HD, NO FLOPPY DRIVE.
any help appreciated
if I could make a boot cd it might help