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Old 12-16-2003, 03:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation blue screen when loading OS

I keep getting a blue screen when I am loading 2000 pro.
It does it right when it trys to load files onto my HD. Right after you partion and it is done formatting. I am formatting in ntfs with 2000 pro on a new wd 120. I have tried reseting cmos and bios then reloading but keeps doing it over and over. Is this something common?

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Old 12-16-2003, 03:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you post the first few lines of the blue screen error. Also, can you please post you're HW, sound, memory, etc.


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Old 12-16-2003, 04:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I just tried to install again. I partioned 10 gb formatted. Windows setup was installing files and about 10% into the install it came up with:

Setup cannot copy the file certcli.dll

I hit enter to retry it wouldnt let me. If I hit escape to skip it just kept bringing up same screen with choices but a different file that it could not copy.......

It does that or goes to the blue screen of death.

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Old 12-16-2003, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds like a bad cd
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Old 12-16-2003, 07:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just bought it yesterday. I actually got it to load!!
One of my ram chips were bad.... However after installing drivers and restarting a few times it came up with NTLDR is missing, right after it verifys the dma pool.
Should I blow the OS and reformatt and install?
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Old 12-16-2003, 09:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Give it a Shot Dude!! Or like Ryan says it could be a bad CD.
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Old 12-17-2003, 11:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ya that worked thanks for everyones help........
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Old 12-17-2003, 08:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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i have had this problem numerous times when installing win2k or winXP on older machines. the problem is always from memory not being compatible with the operating system or cd-rom was not reading CD correctly.

you may want to try re-arranging the memory around or using another brand is that is possible. test with only 1 memory stick in the first memory slot. also try using another newer cd-rom manufacturered recently
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Old 12-19-2003, 12:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Your right it was memory and CD

1 of my 4 512 was bad" the one I had in the first slot of course"

Also the two operating systems I was trying to load were bad Cds

Alot of grief a little pain BUT LOTS OF GAIN!!!

My Box is up ang going!

Thanks everyone for the help..................

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