PC refuses to install any OS
I have a PC that I need to get operational again after an accident with some overclocking software (either ClockGen or setFSB). The actual hardware seems to be working, and will install several different versions of XP as far as the first reboot, on which it will BSOD and restart the install in a loop. I have also tried installing Ubuntu from a USB drive, which I know works, and the computer does not accept it as bootable. The system has been unplugged with the BIOS battery out for a couple of months, so the BIOS is not causing it.
It is running with minimal hardware, as follows:
Intel Celeron D @ about 2.5GHz
Replacement 20Gb IDE HDD, or original 150Gb (both do the same thing) on IDE1
CD/DVD drive on master of IDE2
I know it's pretty much obsolete, that's why I need it.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated, thanks in advance.