whilst reinstalling windows 7rc,i had to pull out a usb thumb drive(long storey).Now when i try to install i get the i/o message.Ive ran memory tests and come up fine as googling points to ram as one cause.Ive tried a few things including trying xp but gets stuck also and blue screens,ive loaded puppy linux onto a ext3 partition and this loads and runs fine.Im really stuck now and my daughter is growing restless with me.What would be the best/quickest way forward?
Thanks for reply Theres no o/s on the windows partition so safe mode not an option.Ive formatted it but still get error message.A bit out of my depth but was thinking if the disk was completely wiped using acronis drive cleanser and then boot from cd to install would that work? or will remnants of windows still be on the drive or boot record? i get a bit confused with that.
well wiped the drive.Then formatted,all ok for linux but windows still wont load to do install either in windows 7 or xp(tried them both before adding linux). Theres no way into the bios either?If that rings any bells. Any ideas guys.