I refurbish old computers to be given away for charity. I recently had one given with a 3.0 P4 on an Asus P5VDC-MX motherboard. I tried to install Win 7 without success, it always hangs at the same place, where it asks for the language etc; and there is no mouse present. I have tried with different hard drives, DVD’s (And cables), RAM – DDR and DDR2, P/S, keyboards mice, etc., and it always hangs at the same place
Ubuntu installs OK and works perfectly, as does Puppy (Wary and Slacko) I can install Win 7 to the hard drives using the same disk without problems on another computer .
Could anyone advise or suggest the reason?
The Win 7 disk is genuine, and I can install it to both the hard drives I have tried hanging off another computer.
I have tried 4 keyboards, 3 PS2 and 1 USB; and 5 mice, 3 PS2 (MS and generic) and 2 USB.
I have also tried 3 DVD readers, 1 older and 1 new IDE and 1 new Sata.
No matter what I try it always hangs at the point where it asks for language.
Both Win XP and the latest Ubuntu will install to either hard drive without any problems.
The next thing to try may be a BIOS update, anyone any thoughts on that?