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Computer Restarts While I Try To Reformat


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#1 Suicide6t9

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:25 PM

ok heres my problem i tried to reformat my computer but when i get to the kernal debugger it
freezes then i have to restart and it keeps crashing how can i get passed this

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:45 PM

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Just so I understand you correctly, how are you attempting reformat? What steps are you doing?
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#3 Suicide6t9

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Posted 19 January 2008 - 07:21 PM

i put the windows xp cd in my drive and i boot the windows cd then i get to the windows blue screen it starts loading
the drivers or something then it freezes. It doesn't freeze all the time i can get to the part where i can choose to partition my hard drive and install windows on its on partition then i get a bsod and it says IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
and it restarts what could it be the ram?

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:59 AM

Does your system have a SATA hard drive and (if so) have you loaded the SATA drivers from a floppy disk by pressing F6 when the message at the bottom of the screen says "Press F6 to install RAID/SCSI drivers"?
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 12:03 PM

If there are two pieces of RAM you could always remove one and see if this issue persists. If it does, swap the pieces and try again. This would identify which piece of RAM is defective, if any.

If you care to test the memory:

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 03:49 PM

i have sata2. I didn't get a floppy disk when i bought my hd

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 05:07 PM

You can download the drivers...from the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

You cannot install XP on a SATA hard drive without the SATA drivers, since XP cannot see the drive properly until the driver is installed.

http://www.cpusolutions.com/mm8004744CPU/H...20Harddrive.htm

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 06:36 PM

The SATA drivers are not for your hard drive - rather they're for the controller (on the motherboard) so that it will recognize the drive and use it properly.

You'll have to get these drivers from the manufacturer of your system - if it came SATA capable. If it didn't, then you'll have to figure out who made the chipset on the motherboard and get them from there.
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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:58 AM

thanks guys for the help i got everything working now




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