it all started up fine, but when i put in the windows 7 install disk after setting it to boot from the dvd drive, things all start going wrong
first, the pc dosent even prompt me to want to boot from the cd/dvd, it just does it automatically (after setting my dvd drive to first boot priority in the bios), after this, it says its loading windows files, and then goes onto the windows bootup splashscreen, and hangs...i have left it for well over 20 mins and it just hangs here, i also tryed this with a vista disk, and the same thing happens, it just hangs on the boot screen, dosent even get to the setup phase, no mouse, nothing..
i have also tryed loading into ubuntu, via a CD and that works fine, it loads into ubuntu via a CD fine, its the only way i can seem to get into an OS right now
my only other thought, is i have a spare XP disk lying about, i could try installing that for the time being, seeing if that works, ansd then maybe installing 7 over XP but thats the last thing i want to try, incase something goes wrong and i run into this problem again while installing 7 over XP
thank you, and i look forward to the help, i just want to get this damned machine running, its starting to annoy me now, i never expected it to be this hard to get a new PC working >.<