So my mom's computer was so overrun with viruses and spyware/malware etc. That I told her the best thing to do was to wipe the system and start over. I ran the recovery program from BIOS and found after it wiped the hard drive that it had no partition for recovery.
I decided the next best thing to buying new $200 software was to install Ubuntu since she only uses the computer for email and internet surfing. I downloaded the Ubuntu
.iso file and burned it to a DVD. I booted the computer from the disc and chose the option to erase the current OS and install Ubuntu over it.
Every time I try to run the installer it crashes. It keeps telling me that there may be something wrong with the hard disk but I'm not sure what. It's a new computer, not even a year old.
Is there something else I should do to try and install Ubuntu?
I'm new to this so any suggestions would be extremely helpful.