Replacing the dribe in a Dell Inspiron
I'm trying to replace the drive in an Inspiron 1545. The owner wants to upgrade from Vista Home to Windows 7 but initially, I'm trying to install XP to make sure there are no other problems and that's the only install disk I have.
The new drive is virgin with one partition, windows setup starts installing and then after a minute or so I get "A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer". I suspect it is the BIOS looking for a recovery partition but I cannot find a way around it.
Any ideas please?
(that should say drive. I'll leave replacing the dribe until later :doh: