Hi. I don't have much experience with computers, and have never tried installing a new OS before, so please bear with me.
I recently downloaded a copy of Windows 7 Professional 64 bit through MSDN, burned the iso to a dvd using ImgBurn (Auto write speed) and then attempted to boot the disc.
The computer tries to load the files off the disc, and then this error pops up:
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause.
info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is missing or corrupt.
I checked the file location, and the file was there. I decided to do a factory image restore (probably stupid of me) since I had already backed up all my files and was planning on doing a clean install of 7 anyway.
I then tried the boot again, but got the same error, even though I was under the impression that factory restore would fix any corrupted system files. Since, for all intents and purposes, my computer is "new", and there's nothing on it now except for what came with it, I'm at a loss as to what could be causing the problem.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1720, running Vista 32 bit Home Premium. Intel Core Duo processor, 2.4 GHz.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.