Lets have you try resetting the computer's BIOS. Please do the following:
- Turn off your computer
- Remove the power cord from the back of your computer
- Open the side panel
- Locate the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless steel about the size of a nickel) and remove it
- Wait at LEAST 5 minutes
- Put the CMOS battery back in
- Re-attach the side panel
- Re-attach the power cord to the back of the computer
- Power on your computer
You will probably get a CMOS checksum error first time booting after doing this. Don't worry this is NORMAL. It only means that you need to set the date & time on your computer again. It should say to press one of the F
unction keys or the DEL
key to enter SETUP. Do so and reset the correct date & time. Also make sure you check the boot order so that your computer boots from the CD-ROM first BEFORE the Harddrive. Make sure you SAVE CHANGES before you exit setup.
Then try installing windows again and see how far you can get.
*Edit* -- His previous post can be found HERE
Edited by Fenor, 17 February 2006 - 07:08 AM.