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Computer Blue Screens no matter what the fuck I do.
My boss at my place of work gave me a Dell computer to fix up for him so the lady at the front desk can use it. He said his kids had essentially trashed it, so I agreed, as I figured it was a simple matter of popping in the restore CD and cleaning it up to factory fresh.
Well, it's turning out it's not that simple. I can insert either a Windows XP CD or the Dell Restore CD, and I get a Blue screen 'o death right after the Windows Setup program gets to the "starting windows" portion. I can't even get as far as to format the hard drive.
So I ran a ubuntu live cd and formatted the drive, trying to wipe out any viruses and what have you, and then tried to run the Windows setup CD again. Still a blue screen. Linux runs without problem, even after installing it, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue, and the computer doesn't have a floppy drive so I can't run a win98 boot disk to fdisk the fucker.
I've been doing this for the last three hours to no avail. Thoughts?