- Feb 2, 2007
While I typically stick with Windows, every once in a while I'll try a new flavor of Linux. While recently installing Sabayon I accidentally erased my XP partition. No biggie, I back up my documents to an external HD (connected to my Mac that I access over my home network), so reinstalling Windows isn't a problem, just a big waste of time. So I try Sabayon, decide I don't like it and go to reinstall XP. I pop in the CD and reboot. Per usual, it tells me to press any key to boot from the CD. I do. Then it tells me it's checking the hardware configuration. It does this for about two seconds, then the screen goes blank and nothing else happens. The drive doesn't spin up anymore, nothing else is displayed on the screen, nothing. I tried switching boot drives from my DVD drive to my DVD+R drive - no luck. Granted, this is the first time I've attempted this particular operation on this computer, which I just recently got from my father after he decided it wasn't powerful enough for Vista (whatever), but I've done it dozens of times on other computers. Anyone have any ideas what might have happened?