Dell Inspiron 5315 freezes at XP gui setup

blaq - Aug 20, 2010 at 02:43 PM
 damasta - Aug 24, 2010 at 11:32 AM

I'm trying to install XP SP3 or Windows 7 on the follow rig...

AMD 65 Athlon x2 +3000
2.0mhz Cpu
2gb ram
150gb hd SATA

Now the issue is that this machine does not have an option for the sata drive to be set to Auto or ATA Nothing except disabled, sata1+2, sata 1 and that's it.... NO other option....
Now I can format, partition, system restarts and then the setup begins in the gui mode...installing devices 39 minutes, then at 35 it stops, freezes, does nothing else....
I have to wipe the system clean before I have to start another install. I'm thinking about flashing the bios.... I know there's something that I'm missing here...thanks.


1 response

well to install windows 7 u just ahve to change the bios so that it starts with whatever is in the cd drive then u turn it on and tada off you go.

for SP3 IDK what u can do beacuz that is donwloaded from microsoft so ask them about that