Hello! Right off the bat I want to apoligize for this being long winded - but I've been working on this never ending problem for quite some time in my spare time which is sparse. I am trying to get Windows to run on my Dell Dimension 8400 Desktop and I keep getting a blue screen error and windows will not start up.
A little back story - The system was working fine and we decided to upgrade the Ram, after doing this we starting getting the blue screen. Dell tech support said it was a bad ram chip so we replaced those and still had the problem. Then they determined it was the motherboard so we replaced that. I'm still getting the error but this time it only says its with the hard disk and keeps saying to run Chkdsk /f. I ran chkdsk & chkdsk /p (it said /f was invalid) and it did say that errors were found on the volume. I used my Windows XP reinstallation disk to completely reformat the drive and reinstall Windows and again once its ready to start windows I'm getting the blue screen - still referencing remove any new hard drives or hard drive controllers and run chkdsk /f. Also this is a brand new hard drive, though at this point its probably been reformated and the XP reinstalled 10 times, so I'm not sure if thats just bad or what.
Please help! I am desparate to get this working again. Its a great computer - processor speed etc otherwise I'd just scrap it!
Thanks for your help!!