I've got a hold of a PC that was assumed broken by a friend. It was still booting Windows XP but would crash often and had been taken to the repair shop to no avail several times. Judging by the "No Active Desktop" error in the background I assumed it was one of 2 things: A virus or the graphics card (I had similar errors and crashes when my old 7300SE would overheat). The computer is a custom build, I think, in an enormous case with a good case fan which is working so overheating is probably unlikely. The graphics card is a 6600LE and the BIOS says its primary graphics hardware is PCi odd considering the info I find on the 6600LE is that its a PCi-E card... Perhaps I should change this then try reinstalling. Anyway, I wiped the sucker with the Windows XP setup CD. It put the setup files on the old 80GB harddrive and... nothing. It tries to boot the Windows XP setup from its harddrive but only gets so far before the PC just turns off. Windows XP booting screen, black screen, computer off. Run the Windows Memory Diagnostic and it found no errors in the 1GB stick of RAM that's in it. Booted my Ubuntu Linux 10.04 LTS DVD and the first thing I was greeted with was an error from the installer. After that everything seemed fine though, no idea how to use it for diagnostic purposes mind, just ran the installer through a little bit didn't actually install as I'm trying to fix this up for my little sister and the GRUB boot menu would confuse her no end. So, any ideas how to get Windows on this thing?