Windows XP install

By whitenight
Jul 15, 2008
  1. I am trying to boot from a windows XP cd to do a complete reinstall and I keep getting the following message:

    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent 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 for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives
    or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is
    properely configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive
    corruption, and then restart your computer.

    Technical information:

    *** stop: 0x00000007B (0xF78D2524, 0x0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    any ideas in solving this?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Firstly load bios setup defaults
    (To access bios is usually a prompt at startup like DEL or F2 or some other key)

    Make sure nothing else is externally connected (like printer so forth)

    You can run Memtest for at least 7 passes (~4Hrs) for a thorough test of your Ram

    You can also run a HardDrive diagnostic test
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