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problems with reformatting

By winglet
Aug 4, 2005
  1. i've been having a problem with my computer. my cd-rom drive doesnt work, but its worked before. i've tried other cd-rom drives that i know works, but doesnt work on mine. i checked my hardware and stuff and it says its running fine. cd's that work on other computers dont work on mines.

    when i try refomatting it can boot the cd but it gives me a problem after i start the installation of Windows XP. it says:

    A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent the damage to your computer.

    If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen,
    restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow
    these steps:

    Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is
    identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check
    with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video
    adapters.

    Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable
    BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need
    to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your
    computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then
    select Safe ode.

    Technical information:

    *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000006, 0x808550F4, 0xF8D5A14, 0x00000000)

    if you know whats wrong, please reply
     
  2. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    try switching out your IDE cable.
     
  3. zephead

    zephead TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,569

    sounds like your cdrom's drive controller is the culprit.
     
  4. winglet

    winglet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i tried switching the IDE cables, but that didnt work. any other suggestions?

    by the way, whats a cdrom drive controller?
     
  5. winglet

    winglet TS Rookie Topic Starter

    another weird thing is that my cd-rom drive doesnt read things, but it can burn stuff
     
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