Bought a new optical drive. Tried to install, installation STILL freezes.
So by elimination.
-It's not the discs. They are both pristine
-It's not the optical drive. Ithought it might just have trouble reading VD'S since XP worked. But the brand new one still can't get me to install Vista or 7.
-It's not the hard drive. It's brand new and formatted, and installing XP on it works fine.
What in nine hells can cause a PC to freeze while installing an OS, when there isn't already an OS on it, and all the parts involved in reading/writing from the disk work fine?
God someone help me.