Why can't I install ANY operating system?
I tested the memory and I tested the hard disk and everything is fine!
Mini Windows XP booted from Hiren's BootCD works. I tried Windows 7, Windows XP SP3 and even Ubuntu 10.04.
All operating systems boots up to the point where they can load necessary files to start the OS and then resets the laptop. Windows 7, only up to the point where the Windows Loading Animation is happening. Ubuntu, only up to the point where the loading is done, shows a small screen and then goes to a blinking cursor and that's it... it keeps on blinking and sometimes resets the computer.
Windows XP SP3, loads all the drivers and everything and then the point where I should be able install the OS, it simply resets the laptop :(
I have used the word reset instead of restart because the laptop completely turns off and then only turns back in.
I have flashed to the latest BIOS using Mini Windows XP. And I even tried the previous version of the BIOS, but nothing seemed to work. I tried to reset the BIOS settings to default but still no luck.