Hello, I have a problem that i wanted to install win XP on my laptop but the setup menu gives me the screen of preparing set up and the set up stops when the partition screen is about to come,I tried to install Linux Ubuntu and the same happened, and with windows 7 after partitioning it stops at the first second of installing
PLEASE HELP , in the past i was able to install any OS normally but i don;t know what happened to th laptop
note: don't tell me to change the bios setting of hard drive from AHCI to IDE as when i bought the laptop the first time i have changed it
I have acer Extensa 6530Z
If needed to make downgrade you need to change the settings in bios for it,but as mentioned,problem seems to be with the hard drive itself,if still on warranty then let then do needful else you have to purchase and change it.
Is your OS disk that u r installing ok...that could be a problem...I was trying to install XP on my NB..installation stopped half way..tried W7..also same....tried linux....also same result...finally got another W7 disk....it worked..(if u r down grading then it might be the bios)