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Old 08-26-2008, 06:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday..I woke up..and had a blank screen..I restarted, blue screen of death.
Restarted again, booted from safe/safe+cmd/safe+networking, normally, last known good config. None worked.
So I inserted my xp disc deleted partition, i didn't have anything on it i needed since i just formatted 3 weeks ago..created a new partition, installing xp yada yada yada..on the blue screen install with the yellow bar, i get to about 11% of copying files..and then it goes to BOSD again.
I get two different errors every couple times.

One like..
IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_ORLESS
(or something like that.)
and then another one that I dont remember..
I have no windows currently installed, and I can't finish installing windows..
and I keep getting bosd.
what do I do?





Thanks in advance for all the help!
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Download Memtest86+ ISO, and burn it to a CD. If you don't have software already that can burn an ISO image, download IMGBurn (free), and install it. Burn the Memtest86+ ISO to the disc, and then insert the disc into the computer that will not work. Run it for at least 4 hours minimum.

Also, do you know what the STOP error codes of the BSOD's were? STOP codes are the 0x000000## part at the bottom of the BSOD screen. Give us that code and we may be able to further identify what's causing the problem.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The computer right now that I'm using doesn't have a burner..but I'll see if one of my friends can help me.

And the stop errors were

1.) Stop: 0xA
2.) Stop: 0x24
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Any luck on finding anything, anyone?

Im so bored without MY pc lol
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I had this problem with an old Dell I was playing around with the other week. Turns out the hard drive had died on me, so I replaced it and it works fine.

If you've got a spare hard drive laying around, try swapping the old one out with that one and see what happens.
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You know what..now that I think about..that happened about 2 years ago with my computer.
I think that might be it.
BOOOO .
I don't have a spare harddrive to test..either way Im going to have to spend money I don't have :P.


Thank you for the help/reminder.
I will try switching out hard drives asap
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Old 08-28-2008, 04:39 AM   #7 (permalink)
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If money is a problem you should be able to find a fairly cheap hard drive on ebay, depending on whether you're after IDE or SATA.
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You can also put memtest on a floppy disk if u have a drive, so u can try that to make sure it isnt the ram.
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Well..it's not the hard drive, I took the one out of my moms computer just to see, and I'm getting the same errors.


So is it my ram, perhaps?
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Have you tested it by trying what I said earlier?
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