Hello all, It's the Inept One again and the continuing saga of the Inspiron 530s she wished she hadn't bought. I bought it reconditioned and without an OS because they were only selling Vista. I have an official copy of XP pro that a family member sent me and when I try to install it, it comes up with a blue screen that says there were errors and windows has shut down to avoid damaging your computer. And then advises I do the following: 'Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives of hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption and then restart your computer.' I haven't the faintest idea how to do any of this without an OS installed. As it's only just come out of the box i assumed the HDs would be fine!! It has two 320gb HDs installed, Intel Duo Core 2.66Ghz, 3gb ram. Sadly the company I got it from doesn't have a phone number so I can't expect much from them, tho I will email them about it too. I really haven't a clue how to fix this and I really need my computer asap for my job. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!