Well...you cannot get the error messages you described...if you have deleted all existing partitions.
There is no file for error messages to reference, unless they are actually installing files and hanging up on said installation. There are no system resources to be accounted for because...there is no O/S to take account of such resources.
Contrary to what anyone may have told you...following the instructions I laid out will eliminate every trace of Dell, Gateway, whoever the boxmaker may be...on a system where the user wants to delete all existing partitions.
If you don't want to do that, that's your right/option. But then you are back to your current situation...
And...you always have the option of taking your system to a local shop and having them (probably) tell you or do the same things that readers/members will recommend here in the forum...and they'll charge you a lot more than any of us
That's the way I see it, pardon me if my vision is blurred.