Ok guys, I am here because I need some serious help. I am about to blow my head out trying to figure out why something I though that was going to be so simple is so effin difficult to figure out. Let's start out with my system:
Dell XPS 420. (Yes it is old but runs like a champ, well did)
4 Gb memory
2.4 gig quad core i believe
Nvidia GTX 480
So the start of the problem. I got some horrible trojan horse that rendered my computer useless. Ended up getting a new hard drive because I figured it would be nice to start with a clean install with a bigger drive. I was going to clean off the old hard drive and donate to a friend in need.
Installed new hard drive. Got my old Vista disk out and installed vista. Im feeling good. I already have the driver for my video card on a thumb drive and install that. No internet so I dl the driver for that on my work laptop and install it. Woo interwebs!! Try to install DIABLO 3. Need newer version of windows. Ok time to update. Spend hours doing automatic updates. Some fail I dl fixes. I get absolutely frustrated. So I dl a stand alone installer for SP1 and SP2. Wipe the drive and start all over. Cant get pass the SP1 install because I get the ntoskrnl.exe error. I have searched online and have tried many different solutions for the past week. I need some serious help. I just want to play Diablo lol. I am absolutely ashamed it has come to this but I can't get anything done as far as progress. If someone could walk me through something I would be very grateful. Please dumb down whatever it is as much as possible.
Thanks so much in advance.