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#1 RickyPrevatt

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 02:57 PM

Okay guys, here's my dilemma:

I've got a Sony Vaio PCG-7162L that was loaded with Windows Vista. I elected to downgrade back to XP pro. After inserting my XP Pro disc and the loading of the initial files I received the dreaded "Windows has detected a problem and has shut down..." blue screen of death. I proceeded to jump through all of the proverbial hoops: ran a check disk, looked for viruses, etc, etc. Nothing. I then used KillDisk to completely strip all information off the hard drive and then tried to install XP again. Same error.

Any ideas?




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#2 hamluis

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:26 PM

What's the source of the XP disk?

Is it clean?

Did you run the appropriate hard drive diagnostic...before attempting an install?

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 03:32 PM

The XP disc is legit.

What hard drive diagnostic would you recommend? I've preformed this procedure several times and have never encountered this error.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:13 PM

The hard drive diagnostic...should be available at the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

If a long and a short diagnostic are available on the created .iso...run the long test.

You can physically look at the drive to see the manufacturer/model info.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:25 PM

Also, I did a write 0's to the drive in order to completely start over. I'm not sure of a way to go about diagnosing the drive. I also replaced the drive and got the exact same error code. I'm at a loss here.

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:31 PM

What is the Stop Code on the BSOD?

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 04:36 PM

I'm shut down for the day. I'll post tomorrow. Thanks everyone.




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