Hey all! I just found this board and I am praying you can help me out. My ageing Father has trouble learning new tricks these days. He likes his old computer that runs Windows XP because he remembers everything and it is fine for his needs. All he does is go on woodworking sites and cooresponds with some old military buddies threw email. Basic stuff.
The computer crashed I am assuming. It just freezes up when you start it up. So I figured it just needed a new HD. I threw on in and I go through the setup but when I get to the point where I need to format the partition to re-install XP it locks up. It just says "Setup is formatting... " on the blue screen and stays at 0%. I have tried 4 different HD's and all the same result.
Does anyone know what else could be doing this? Could it be the RAM? Any help would be greatly appreciated because fixing this thing would mean more to him than any new laptop ever could. Thanks so much!