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Windows 7: BSOD while trying to format/boot up laptop

26 Apr 2012   #1

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BSOD while trying to format/boot up laptop

OK guys, the story is as follows: i've a pretty old laptop that I wanted to revive. BUT: when i tried to start it, that black screen with Normal/Safe Mode appeared. Whatever choice i made, it crashed.
When i wanted to format it, by inserting either Win 7, Win 8 or XP it just gives me the BSOD/Blue screen with a sad face in the case of Win8.

I am attaching some pictures that i took during the process. also, keep in mind that the error codes change every time(it's not the same one).

Someone told me this might happen because the HDD has some problems.
The model is Acer TravelMate 5320.
It's got Vista on it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Apr 2012   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

2 Different causes in the pics.

Can you boot into safe mode (F8)?

Can you boot from the OS dvd?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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