advent intel atom
cpu N270 @ 1.60ghz)
1.60ghz,0.99gb of ram
the screen broke so i attached a monitor,then it loaded in safemode but really slowly in normal! when it got to user accounts it only went to desktop (just the wallpaper visible) no taskbar or progs.
anyway i was advised to load windows xp home (current os) and put in serial no for activation (i used the one at bottom of laptop but it displayed) wrong no? , so i went to bios and tried another os (win 7 extreme) it stated after reaching 12% boot error, so i tried to reload but same problem, whilst it was at 12% the hard drive was making a kind of screaching noise on and off?
then i tried to restart and i have following error
windows failed to start. a recent hardware or software change might be the cause. to fix the problem:
1 insert windows installation disk & restart pc
2 choose language settings & click next
3 click repair your computer.
info: the windows boot configuration data file does not contain a valid os entry ?