I've run into a bit of a stumper and I was wondering if anyone else out there has had this issue and/or a fix.
I have a completely blank and empty computer, purchased second hand from a business. I've been trying to install an OS (WinXP for starters) to get the machine to actually be usable. The problem is that I can get the computer to recognize the OS Disc, and it begins the install procedure with no difficulties.
It gets to the step where it's formatting the hard drive (I think that's what it's up to) and it gets to 14% and then BSOD's. Every time. I have tried using the Disc on its own, a boot disc from a working copy, a flash drive version of the OS, and an external harddrive with the OS already installed as a primary boot drive through the USB port.
Some of these have had the same result of the 14% format BSOD, and some have just not worked at all. I'm sort of at my wits end as to how to get this damnable machine to actually get past that 14% marker and actually format properly for install.