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Blue Screen of Death

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by caramelguy3, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. caramelguy3

    caramelguy3 Thread Starter

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    I have a Dell Laptop... i deleted my whole hard drive because i had windows 2000 on it and wanted to install windows xp on it becuase the "blue screen" keeps poppin up, now whenever i am in the middle of installing XP, it goes to the Blue screen...Is there anything i can run on my laptop to fix it...what can I do???
     
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    What is the error of the blue screen?
     
  3. caramelguy3

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    The error of the Blue Screen reads exactly:
    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    If this is the first time youve seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any Windows updates you might need.

    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware of software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information:
    *** STOP: 0x0000000A (0xD0C03C08, 0X00000001, 0X00000000, 0X807F0773)"
     
  4. caramelguy3

    caramelguy3 Thread Starter

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    The blue screen also says:
    "Beginning dumpof physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."
     
  5. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

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    This article is similar to your problem:

    Q311564 From MS Website

    It looks like you have a hardware conflict. Perhaps you didn't completely delete the whole drive? Try running the CD again and select format the drive for installation.
     
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