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My Computer Gives Me Stop Error Everytime I Try To Install Anything


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#1 jazzyul23

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

I am running WinXP Home SP2, dual core amd 4600+, seagate 300 gb hard drive, asus m2n4-sli motherboard and had to do a system restore. Since then I cannot install anything because everytime I try I get a blue screen stop error and then the screen turns black and says disk boot error. when I turn it off and turn it back on it works again but still cannot install anything. I don't know much about computers and the friend that did the restore (this will be third time he had to do it), he said it might be that I need a new hard drive. I do not know for sure. I can't even install drivers, internet security apps or anything.
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#2 karthik upadhya

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 03:16 AM

Hey....

Try reinstalling windows xp...

If that solves problems, u wont be needing a new harddisk

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 06:15 AM

Next time you get a stop error copy it down and post it back here. That will give us some idea of what the problem is.

Some general hardware tests you can run are:
  • Test the memory with memtest86.
  • Test the hard drive by going to the manufacturer's website and downloading their diagnostic tool.

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 01:27 PM

If you have an XP CD (not recovery CDs, not drivers CDs), I would suggest trying to run chkdsk /r, but Budapest has already suggested a manufacturer's diagnostic.

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