ok, here's the situation. i have a dell d430 laptop that was running windows 7 just fine and dandy until my wife spilled some of her wine onto it. i took everything apart and cleaned it what best i could. it sat for a few hours and after i tried to turn it on, i got nothing.
the next day, the laptop would power on and i could access bios ok, but when attempting to load windows, the system would restart, try to load windows again then restart again on and on. since i had just backed everything up, i wiped the hard drive to do a fresh install.
i tried windows xp, vista, and 7, and none of them will load. i get the screen "windows is loading files", but once they are it reboots, etc etc.
interestingly enough, ubuntu will load just fine which i think is a good sign. however, since this is my wife's machine and she's not ready to learn a new os, i'd much rather get windows up and running for her.
any thought, ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.