Friend is getting a BSoD when installing Windows XP

By b00h_
Jun 12, 2006
  1. Hello there.

    My friend is experiencing a problem when installing Windows XP. First he boots from the CD, formats the partiton, and then when the installation reboots, and is about to continue with the second phase, he gets a BSoD ("Blue Screen of Death"). I'm not sure why it happens, but anyway... Here is a picture of the screen. What does it mean? What should he try?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Gandalph

    Gandalph TS Rookie

    This is most likely a problem with your friends RAM. I would start by doing a RAM diagnostic (many free tools on the net) or replace with known good RAM and try again.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    use memtest 86+ booted from a real floppy or CD rom to check. Run for at least 7 passes.
  4. b00h_

    b00h_ TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, will try and get back to you... Thanks.
  5. es84

    es84 TS Rookie Posts: 48

    incase all the ram tests pass at time the ramiis still bad , remove one module and then try, uninstall any drivers u installed lately and try system restore from command prompt
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