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Unable to install win xo (emergency)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xidra, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. xidra

    xidra Thread Starter

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    Long story short I needed to reformat my computer and start with a fresh install. Problem is when I did I ran into 2 different problems. They may or may not be related.

    First Issue is after I run the setup disk for win xp and make my way to the Install new OS press enter, d to delete partition, c to create new. The only thing that shows up in the drive locations is the following

    Unknown Drive
    (There is no disk in the drive.)

    Unknown Drive
    (There is no disk in the drive.)

    Unknown Drive
    (There is no disk in the drive.)

    Unknown Drive
    (There is no disk in the drive.)


    At the bottomw of the screen it doesn't show C to create new partion for some reason. Also when I press D it brings me to another screen that says.

    Setup is unable to perform requested operation on the selected partition. This partition cntains temporary setup files that are required to complete the installation.

    to continue press enter.

    Once I press enter I am then brought to a blue screen that gives the following error.

    the problem seems to be caused by the following file: setupdd.sys

    Page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

    STOP 0x00000050 (0xe80bd790, 0x00000000, 0xf84c9c78, 0x00000002)

    Now if i had tried to press up on the partition screen to change which one was selected I would have gotten this error instead.

    STOP 0x0000008e


    Before my system became inoperable it was running 2 striped harddrives. I am not too savvy on raids but It doesnt look like there is a raid card and the 2 drives plug directly to the mother board.

    I looked up my stop error and it says it is related to RAM, but i swapped out in different configurations and it still keeps giving me the error.

    I am clueless at this point.

    Any help would be hot. I need this back up asap.
     
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