Even more bios problems on Inspiron 6000

Well, the need to use the Windows section of my laptop has increased to the point where I really needed to give it more hard drive room than I had planned in March.  Since I haven’t been using the laptop too much, I decided just to reinstall everything.  I had upgraded to the A08 bios right before I planned doing the Windows install.  Life is a lot nicer when you install Windows before Linux.  So I popped in my Windows XP Professional CD that I got from school last March, and wouldn’t you know it, the install GUI cannot even display with the new bios update.  With these really bad bios updates lately, I’m recommending people to stay away from the Inspiron 6000 until Dell can get their act together.  Now Windows and Linux cannot use graphical interfaces.

Update (09/09/2005):

Still have not been able to get the Windows XP Pro to install.  I even tried a Windows XP disk that is about a year older for my desktop and the same thing occurred, screen going black after the initial hardware search before the blue gui displays.  I have opened up two threads so far at the forums at dell here and here with no luck as of yet.

Finally got it to work.  I had to boot the computer up with the Gentoo boot disk and remove all the partitions on the hard drive.  Once I did that, the Windows XP Pro installed correct.  Anybody think Windows XP Pro is allergic to Linux? 

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