this has got to be the most frustrating computer ive ever worked on.
Heres what we have to work with... help if you can
dell laptop n4020 - originally installed with win7
issues.... when i first got it the whole computer was SLOWWWWWWW. everything would work fine, load windows, load whatever random crap the user had auto run... but in the middle of it running those programs the computer would almost freeze. Id try to open task manager to end some of the programs. it would take task manager a good 10 mins litterally to come up. so i wiped it and went to do a clean install. but i couldnt install realizeing that someone decided to change the harddrive settings to sata, when its not a sata.
problem solved i thought.
but nowwww the big issue.
i cant install 7, or vista. it gets apears to intall untill it does that reboot thing to finish the install. then i just get the "start in safe mode ect. ect." but it wont load windows. i just get a black screen of bs.
HOWEVER... just out of farts and giggles i decided to install XP... works perfect! installs just fine! BUT ALAS... DELL DOESNT SUPPORT XP FOR THIS MODEL. so i have NO drivers. therefore no internet, weird screen res, and so on.
any idea wtf is going on... i dont understand why it will install xp and nothing else. or anyone know where i can just get drivers for xp!?