Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:12 AM
My parents' old PC kind of crapped out this fall and they just bought a new Dell Studio 540 this weekend. But it came with Windows Vista. Since they'd rather not get familiar with that operating system, I pulled out their WindowsXP Professional CD and booted off that. When setup began copying files to the HD for installation, a BSOD appeared.
When they first bought this WinXP CD, I made a backup that I've actually used before. I tried from both disks - but no luck.
Towards the bottom of the screen, it says:
*** pci.sys - Address F74BE0BF base at F7487000, Datestamp 3b7d855c
I'm not too sure if that actually means anything though. Ideally, since this PC is just out of the box, I was going to format everything and install XP. While I booted from the CD, should I maybe use Kill Disk first? But any help would be greatly appreciated!