I've been trying to get around this one for a couple of weeks now and am reaching the limit of my patience,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1000
which came factory shipped with XP Home SP2,
I put a fresh HD in it and went to install XP, halfway through the blue screen copying files to the HD to install - SHUT DOWN -
I've tried this with 7 different copies of XP now from legit to bootleg home and pro, and bought an external DVD drive and ran into the same problem
all have the same error,
though when it occurs is sometimes different - sometimes at the first user screen asking if I want to install / repair
sometimes while formatting the hard drive it will shut down part of the way through,
the funky part is that I was able to install Windows 2000 without a hitch, only problem being the the drivers for this systems wireless only exist for XP...
any thoughts from the community at large?
getting to the point where I start playing target practice with a friends shotgun...