so i have a slower laptop i had for a few years now and i installed windows 7 the same ISO i used in the past and it worked now its not working not sure whats going on here it says loading files then goes to the bluescreen the screenshot is down below i know it worked before and i can't seem to find anything on youtube
the laptop is a
Dell Inspiron 3531
If the system was installed with UEFI mode, make sure it is set in bios. If not make sure it is set to legacy mode. This error can also point to a ram issue, check if it is seated properly, maybe one the springs that hold the dimms in place is bad. Some electrical tape can be a solution here. If you reset the bios, the boot order will be you next step to look into. Make sure you have a legacy or UEFI drive booting selected, depending on what you have selected and installed. Maybe try switching around. If you feel like reinstalling windows, set everything to legacy and give it a try. Usually that is the easier way, especially on older machines. Also, updating the bios might not be such a bad idea. It could help with stability and OS support in general. Check DELL's website for an update.