Posted 14 April 2010 - 12:52 PM
I purchased a new hard drive to use with a computer built about 6.5 years ago. The computer works now, but takes about 10 minutes to boot and I suspect the hard drive may be the problem. I've decided to remove it and start over with my original Windows XP disc. However, every time I attempt to run the installation, I get a blue screen with the error:
there are several stop codes listed. I have disconnected all peripherals except the CD/DVD drive which is being used for the installation and the monitor. The memory, video card, sound card, and processor are the same as what is in the computer when it works with the old hard drive. Although the XP disc has been kept in a CD case, it is scratched around the outer part of the disc. I don't know whether this can cause the stop error or not. Hard to understand how the computer works without any blue screens with the old hard drive booting to XP Pro service pack 3, yet when I put in a new, unformatted drive and attempt Windows installation, all I get are blue screens.