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BSOD While installing Windows XP

By icedart
Jan 16, 2011
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  1. Hello,
    I am trying to install windows xp on my Dell Inspiron 1526 that came with vista basic. The issue is that when it is installing and gets to the point where it is installing devices, I get a BSOD. Here is the message:
    STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xAFEE0909, 0xF7B62BE4, 0xF7B628E0)

    Atihdxp3.sys - Address AFEE0909 base at AFED0000 Datestamp 4c6d09e8

    I think it has to do with the video card. Is there anyway I can stop the installer from installing the video card driver or something so I can get past this?
    Thanks
  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    That's actually the HDMI sound driver. You should check your BIOS and see if there is an option to disable that.
  3. icedart

    icedart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    The BIOS on this machine is insanely limited. I don't see an option for anything like that. Any other solutions?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,117   +23

    Go to Dell, find your exact model and update the latest drivers they have for your system.
  5. icedart

    icedart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I think you have misunderstood. I am trying to install windows xp when this happens.
  6. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    How old is the Windows XP CD that you're using?
  7. icedart

    icedart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Its an SP3 CD so it's pretty new.
  8. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Are you installing the drivers from the AMD website or is Windows pulling them down from somewhere?

    Can you get into device manager before adding the new hardware and disable the HDMI audio?
  9. icedart

    icedart Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    This is all occurring when windows is still being installed. I don't think any of that applies.
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    And this is a store bought XP, not a warez version?

    If you're using a legal CD of XP /w SP3, and you cannot get past that point on the installation process, then you either have a problem with your ATI hardware or a problem with the XP.

    I assume you still have the restore partition on there, so after you restore Vista. You can always do some experimentation with the ATI HMDI port. Plug it into a TV and see if both video and sound come through. You can also see if you can install Ubuntu or another Linux distro and see if it works.

    If your Vista runs just fine with that hardware, then there may be some incompatibility between XP and your laptop.

    If you're having issues with that driver in Vista as well, then you may have some hardware issue.


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