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BSOD when attempting to install Windows XP professional Edition on Laptop

By Sal_118
May 28, 2008
  1. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Could it be that we created the boot disk on my neighbor's PC?

    He has windows XP pro x6
    Could that be a problem?
     
  2. matt1522

    matt1522 TS Rookie Posts: 81

    OK I am still new but as far as I read you have the UBCD4WIN working properly.
    and You have a known good Windows xp cd complete with a cd key that has never been use on any other computer then the one you are trying to install it on
     
  3. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    What is Windows XP pro x6?

    Do you mean Windows XP Pro 64?
     
  4. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    X64! yes, sorry about that Type-o!
     
  5. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    and yes I'm using a legit key with matching disk.
     
  6. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Okay, today we're gonna try to create the boot disk on a 32-bit version of windows, but if that does not work, then should I give up all hope?
     
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Never, never, never give up.
    We have to finger out why it does not work.
     
  8. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

    hey what your trying to do is a clean install of windows right? or did you already install windows?
     
  9. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Yes, a CLEAN INSTALLATION, WINDOWS HAS NOT BEEN INSTALLED ON THE MACHINE IN QUESTION, I CAN USE MY XP CD TO FORMAT AND COPY THE FILES BUT WHEN THE LAPTOP REBOOTS TO CONTINUE THE INSTALLATION, I GET THE B.S.O.D.
     
  10. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

    is this CD an XP SP2 also do you get the same error code all the time or does it change. Have you tested

    Ram "if you have 2 try one if it does not work try the other one"

    HDD " run DFT i posted a link on the bottom burn the image to a cd then boot off it"

    Fans "make sure they are spinning"

    Wireless Card "if it has one remove it and try"

    sorry forgot link
    http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/downloads/dft32_v413_b00.iso
     
  11. nickc

    nickc TechSpot Paladin Posts: 923   +11

    xxdanielxx, may I ask what is DFT? I probably should know and may in the back of my mind but can not figure it out.
     
  12. xxdanielxx

    xxdanielxx TS Rookie Posts: 1,069

  13. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Alright! I'm gonna give this a try!
    I'll let you all know how it turns out!
     
  14. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Okay...I tried the disk thing.

    and it said everything was fine.
    So now what? I've tried almost everything...
     
  15. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Wait!
    I need help...I keep getting the Ultimate Boot CD for windows to Boot up and run, but when I try to do the setup through it I keep getting and error/warning/notification saying that "WINNT32.EXE" is not in the directory every time I direct it to the setup path.

    Am I creating the Boot disk correctly? I've supplied it with the setup files it said everything was fine, I received no errors and created an ISO, I burned it on to a DVD and booted it and I am always stopped in the same place now...I feel I am so close, but what am I doing wrong?

    Any Ideas?
     
  16. Sal_118

    Sal_118 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 47

    Wow....Ummm..guys, I truly appreciate all of your help...but I think It might be something else. This time around, during and after I was loading the UBCD4WIN, the screen kept flashing and turning off and on...I think the graphics adapter or the lcd screen might be messed up. whatever it may be I have a feeling it'll be alot more troublesome to fix this laptop.


    anyways, thank you all who took the time to read and respond and research and suggest,
    I may have not gotten this laptop fixed, but I learned quite a few things trying:)


    You guys can now let this thread move on.
     
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