Need help installing OS
Posted on 2010-11-16
A computer at my work was brought in by a co-worked for keeps. It's running a Pentium D and has 2 gigs of ram so i figured it would be a good addition to the lineup we already have.
My problem is I cant get past OS installation.
For Windows XP, a crash and reboot happens on "Setup is starting Windows" portion of the first installation (right after drivers finish loading).
This stands despite trying 3 different Windows CD's (3 different sources too)
As for Ubuntu (10.04 or 10.10, not sure), setup freezes on 51% installation (for both attempts).
I've had no problem leaving OS overnight for Ubuntu off LIVE CD. or running Kaspersky LIVE CD
I don't know much of history of this PC, it might have a faulty hardware portion.
Ideally I'd like to run Windows XP SP3.