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Problem With Installing Windows Xp


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#1 Relik

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:10 PM

So I am about to reformat my computer, and I have encountered a problem I never have before.

As I put the disk in to install windows, and it boots up and loads the files, as soon as it says About to load windows I get a blue screen and it reads this error:



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Stop: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF76440BF, 0xF7A90208, 0xF7A8FF08)

pci.sys - address F76440BF base at F763D000, datestamp 3b7d8557.

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It tells me to make sure the HD has adequate space (which I formatted the HD from another computer), it tells me to make sure my video card adapters are correct settings (took out my PCIE video card and is now plugged into the onboard Video, and also set in the BIOS to onboard.)

I am running out of ideas what the problem could be?

Could it be a bad Windows Disk (Thought to be unlikely, because I've used this disk many times before.)


I keep trying to install windows, and thats when the BSOD comes up.

It will start loading files, then it says "Loading Windows Setup", then the BSOD comes up.


Thanks for any help in advance.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:29 PM

Hi, the error may point to a memory error http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/ms795746.aspx I would try to run memtest http://www.memtest.org/ or try to remove one of the ram sticks to see if that will work.
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 04:51 PM

Do you have access to a different Windows disk that you could try (maybe borrow one from a friend)? That would rule out a faulty or scratched CD being the problem. I would also probably run a diagnostic test on the hard drive.
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Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:34 PM

Going to attempt new Windows CD asap.

Then will run memtest.

If both of those fail, will try new HD.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:46 PM

Don't buy a new hard drive...just check the one you currently have.

There are at least two ways to do this:

a. Run chkdsk in accordance with the following link: How To Run CHKDSK In XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...b;en-us;Q315265 I suggest using the 2d method listed, running from My Computer.

b. Use the hard drive manufacturer disk diagnostic tools, available for download at the respective hard drive manufacturers websites.

http://support.mpccorp.com/diagnostics/hard_drive.html

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:53 AM

Problem Solved :

It had to do with SP2. Since the motherboard I have had PCI-E it needed a windows disk with SP2 already on it. I was using an older disk of Professional that had SP1 on it. Used an SP2 disk, and the error did not show up.

Thanks for all that helped, and hope I help anyone else that has problems. :D

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:57 AM

Hmmm...seems to me that any version of XP should have installed, I don't see the connection between PCI-E, your motherboard, and installing XP. The only things that should matter are hard drive, memory, and the O/S CD.

If you were rurnning sfc /scannow or doing a repair install...I might buy the need/desire for SP2...but not for a clean install.

But life is consistently strange and kudos to you for getting it done, happy computing!

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 07:31 PM

It may have been that the support for that particular PCIe slot implementation wasn't fully mature when SP1 came out - and with SP2 it had matured sufficiently to let it work. Sorta like SATA drivers in XP versus those in Vista - it's much easier to use SATA in Vista than it was in XP.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 08:22 PM

Thanks, John :thumbsup:.

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