stop error while trying to install windows

By chakal
Jun 12, 2006
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  1. i get a stop error called 0x000000f4 when i try to install winXP pro on a 80 gig hdd, the mobo is a pcchips..im wondering why this problem is happening..what am i doing wrong?? what should i know before i install an OS on a hdd, what am i suppose to set in the mobos bios?
    im getting frustrated ive been trying to figure this out for hours...switching hdds and all..same problem happens...do i need to upgrade mobo bios..how do i do it with out a OS installed?...
    please help...i got to get this fixed today...
    thanx
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Are you using sata or ata hard drives?
  3. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    What type of HDD is it, PATA (IDE) or SATA? If it's a PATA, make sure the jumper on the back is set to master. If it's an SATA, post your motherboard make and model.
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