Good evening everyone I'm having a rather rough problem installing vista on a friends computer. I hate to even admit that I'm having problems installing it but I told them I would try to figure it out.
They came to me and told me that they couldn't even get it to turn on (I work in the automations section at their work so they brought it to me). It boots fine into safe mode and runs Win XP Home SP2. It is a Dell XPS/Dimension XPS Gen 2, bought in 2004. Its specs that I've noticed are 3.2 ghz proc, 1 gb ram, 120 gb hdd partitioned into c (boot) and d. When booting xp and not in safe mode the screen goes black for about five seconds and then you can see for about five seconds, then back to black (and the cycle repeats.) in safe mode however the computer seems to act just fine.
When I go to install Vista it shows the hard drive except for when you go to actually tell setup to install to a specific partition at which point it says "Driver: [Intel(R) 82801ER SATA RAID Controller] Required". I've tried numerous times to direct it to the driver but sadly all have failed. Any suggestions?
Sorry if I may have gave too much extra information I just find it is easier to diagnose a problem when you know all you possibly can about the issue. If any more information is needed just let me know and I will gladly give it. Thank you kindly in advance.