Originally Posted by atomic tofu
could also be bad install discs...
what is the Windows XP from...came with system, purchased other source? legit? etc
I am using the reinstall disks that came with the Compaq 2100.
I also tried reinstall disks from a Compac 700US that I used on the system 6 months ago. I also tried an old copy of Win 98 .
They all get to about the same point.
At setup windows sees the disk:
76317MB (76231 MB FREE)
on 76317MB Disk 0 AT IDO on BUS 0 ATAPI(MBR)
it then goes to setup then BSOD ,this last one read "not a valid windows file
I will run the mem check.
Would you say the new hard drive seems good?