Stop Error on xp installation

By Buddha50
Aug 12, 2008
  1. stop:0x000008e(0xc0000006, 0x80809d8f, 0xf9f218cc,0x00000000)
    the above is the error that i get when i try to do a new install on a dell inspiron 8100. all i am asking is what the heck does this error have to do with!!!!!! any help is always greatly appreciated:blackeye:
  2. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    0x8E errors are normally Hardware errors, try testing your RAM first using Memtest86.

    If I have understood you correctly you are trying to Reinstall Windows.

    Memtest86 Instructions
    Download the pre-built version of Memtest86 (Link Below) and burn it onto a CD using ISO Recorder (Link Below) other ISO burning software will work as well (E.g. Nero). After this boot off the CD and start the test going and let it run for 3-5 hours (Minimum of 7 Passes) or Overnight which is best.

    Memtest86 -
    ISO Recorder -
  3. Buddha50

    Buddha50 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thanks for the speedy reply i am trying it right now i will keep you posted of results.
  4. Buddha50

    Buddha50 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    well i think i found the faulty ram and have not seen the error as of yet. now it is saying windows cannot create folder: windows\system32\mui, setup cannot continue till folder is created, any ideas
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Very difficult to do any diagnostics based on the error codes... as they are primarily memory dumps... the codes appear when the memory dump is initiated when something has failed, and may not be close to the actual failure that caused the dump.
    You have to look at infestations, as well as hardware failures... which can include memory, cpu fan, power supply, overheating, cooked thermal paste, and hard drive.
    You need to develop a plan to check everything one step at a time... based on what you were doing and what components you were using.
    We recommend starting with an installl of the fewest components, but that only works when the problem can be anticipated, or repetitive.
  6. woody1191

    woody1191 TS Rookie Posts: 572

    I can't help with that to be honest, I don't know too much to the inner workings about those folders.

    raybay is right though it can be other causes most time the first MiniDump/s someone posts gets fixed, then they will post more which have different errors and causes, if you do get another BlueScreen then don't hesitate to post back with the info.
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