I'm back with another issue. I'm setting up a PC for recording TV and it needs Windows 7 or Vista as the OS (since they come pre-installed with Media Center). This is the PC. The specs are also included: Shuttle XPC Barebone
It contains 2GB DDR2 ram and a 500GB Seagate HDD.
During the windows installation (either Windows 7 or Vista) three things can happen:
-When the disc boots up, the GUI of the installation freezes and hangs indefinitely.
-When windows begins to install and expand the files, the PC will reboot randomly.
-During install, the screen will go black with only a few red pixels present.
*This happens with both 32/64bit installations.
I tried putting in a different video card to see if that was the issue, but no dice. Also, I know this system can run windows vista/7 because my father is using the same exact PC model (SN68SG2) and is running Vista ultimate 32bit just fine.
I have already diagnosed the RAM and HDD and they are in working order. For some reason, the only OS that installs without issues is XP. Worse case scenario, I can get XP media center edition, but I'd have to obtain a disc or iso to even test it out.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. My Windows 7 computer experienced a 0xf4 BSOD. Google gave me nada on it. Any ideas what caused it?