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Many BSOD when installing WIN XP Pro

By RyanH85
Oct 22, 2006
  1. I am getting many BSOD when trying to install Windows XP Pro on my desktop. The most common BSOD is BAD_POOL_HEADER ***STOP: 0x00000019 (0x00000020, 0x8128C2D0, 0x8128C950, 0x0AD00009). I have come to barebone requirements to run computer: motherboard- asus A7V8x-x, 256mb ram(tested orginal ram and multiple other good ram), CD-RW, Maxtor 120GB hard drive,
    Nvidia G3Ti200 Pro-TD128. Have take HD out and formated with a different computer then tryed reinstalling XP and got same BSOD.

    Any help?
     
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Is your windows cd scratched or dirty????

    Have you tried clearing the cmos??? Your mobo book will tell you how!!!
     
  3. RyanH85

    RyanH85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The CD is not scratched, have tried multiple install discs that I have. Will try the cmos.
     
  4. RyanH85

    RyanH85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Have cleared the cmos, but now get BSOD IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    0x0000000A (0x0114E28C, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x80814FFE)

    Any ideas?
     
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Is your xp install cd sp1 or sp2???
     
  6. RyanH85

    RyanH85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My install disk is XP SP2
     
  7. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Sounds like its the old sp2 problem!!!! Have you installed that pc with that cd before????
     
  8. RyanH85

    RyanH85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no, i have not
     
  9. RyanH85

    RyanH85 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    So do I need to find a SP1 disk or is there a way around this SP2 problem?
     
  10. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Disable "System BIOS Shadowing" in your BIOS options. It may also be "System BIOS Cacheable" or other simliar options.

    This can create the exact same problem you're having, although it could very well be something else such as memory. You can test your memory with www.memtest.com (Let it run for several hours).
     
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