Originally Posted by theog
anyhow it appears drive is bad, install Ubuntu. and it somewhat installed then i went to disc ultlity and it says there are a few bad sectors.
it would work it just doesnt activate windows, because it will notice a different oem bios. u would be force to enter product key. if i had the oem dell, it would install automatically and wont require activation.
ive used different oems cds/dvds on different system as long as u have a good key your good. but there something wrong with drive so i guess i have to look for a replacement or a program that will run from boot and try and repair sectors.