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Blue Screen of Death whenever i try and format my pc.

By meermiester
Jun 25, 2005
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  1. Ive been having major problems with my PC so i reformmated my hdd. All goes well until windows setup boots up from my hdd for the first time after setup files have been copied - blue screen of death. I restarted my PC, same thing. So i figured it was just a one off setup glitch and tried to reformatted it again. Now when either i press 'R' for system recovery or after i accept the liscensing agreement in windows setup i get: PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. Any help will be EXTREMELY appreciated!

    *System Spec: Athlon64 3200+ Venice, LanParty Ultra-D, 512mb PC333, Maxtor SATA 160GB HDD, Radion X700Pro 256mb
     
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    Are you using the latest SATA drivers on the floppy you used at F6?
     
  3. meermiester

    meermiester TS Rookie Topic Starter

    just tried that, still the same blue screen appearing when i press 'r' or install windows. would it help if i flash my bios? maybe its a compatability issue?
     
  4. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

  5. meermiester

    meermiester TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Looks like ive gotta get myself down to pcworld tommoro morn and get some new RAM... the ddr I have are a bit old.
     
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    That is a possibility, but not certain. Can you run memtest even overnight. If that goes 7 passes without a number of failures it would make the ram look less guilty.
     
  7. meermiester

    meermiester TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oK I ran memtest overnight, 17passes and no errors. If its not the RAM what is it?
     
  8. meermiester

    meermiester TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive updated my bios. no change. i swapped my SATA hdd with a IDE 40gig one and the same problem occurs. So its not my RAM or my HDD.
     
  9. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    Like I said it is tricky. It would appear to be a driver problem as I understand it. So you may have some success it you take out anything that is not absolutely necessary and try again. This will still be a problem if it is the SATA driver. Did you cahck for compatability?
     
  10. meermiester

    meermiester TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my maxtor 6l160m0 is on the combatability list, so's my HIS X700 256 graphics. I cant find my mobo anywhere on there. By the way the stop error is: 0x0000004e (0x0000008f, 0x00009be4, 0x00009bdc, 0x00000000)
     
  11. meermiester

    meermiester TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ive fixed it, i removed one of my 256mb sticks of RAM and it works. why do u think it didnt show up in memtest?
     
     
  12. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 1,267

    Could say as I don't know about these things. Guess would be that memtest test certain parameters and your problem was out side these. How's that for a non answer :). You might get a result from memtest86+, this may be more thorough.
     
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