I have searched for this but nothing seems to help me. Because the easy fix for most people is to run the computer with ninimul hardware and it works. Now thats all find but i am getting this in a laptop. I am completely out of options and dont know what else to do. I get this blue screen at the same place as everyone else, right when the initial install says "Starting Windows". And the HDD is so messed up now, i cant do anything. i tried just starting windows now, i get an error saying something about lsass.exe and the computer just restarts. i cant get into a prompt, i cant get to anywhere. SO my problem is this, its a laptop, cant just throw the HD in another computer, i cant boot from CD, give me PCI.SYS blue screen, and i cant just boot from HDD, problem with lsass.exe. I am lost. Any suggestions? The computer is a dell inspirion 1706 or something like that. hah, has plenty of room. has enough everything. just does not want to cooperate. Thanks in advance for any help.