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Cato
22-11-2010, 08:23 AM
So I have here an old laptop and I can't install Window.

I've tried the Dell rescue CD that came with the laptop, my own XP cd, even BootPart... Nothing boots at all, all I get is a "checking system configuration" and then a blank screen...

Ideas?

Snorkbox
22-11-2010, 08:26 AM
So is the BIOS set to boot from CD first?

Cato
22-11-2010, 08:32 AM
Yes, I get on the CD fine. It starts booting from the CD, it flashes "checking system blah blah blah" for a split second and then a blank screen.

Snorkbox
22-11-2010, 08:38 AM
Any blue screens or stop errors?

Cato
22-11-2010, 08:55 AM
Any blue screens or stop errors?

Nada, just a blank screen (but it's still on). The activity light be constantly on, although there is no cd or HDD activity.

KarameaDave
22-11-2010, 09:02 AM
Will it boot from a Linux live CD?

Cato
22-11-2010, 10:19 AM
Will it boot from a Linux live CD?

Yeah, has Fedora 6 on it. Have to get rid of that...

Win2k3's install started properly, so I'm going with that for the moment.