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XP Install not working right

By BigBen747
Dec 25, 2008
  1. Hello,

    I was reinstalling windows XP on my other computer, when somehow I got this error:

    STOP: c0000218 Unknown Hard Error
    Uknown Hard Error.

    That's just about all I get once the system restarted to finish the installtion.

    I was going to try Safe mode, but that didn't work either.
    The screen goes dark for a minute or so, then it shows the error.

    Also my fan has been speeding really hard when it was going this. Although the fan is broken and I'm getting a new one soon. Might be coming in a few days.


    **UPDATE***
    Its now showing STOP: c000021a Unknown Hard Error.
     
  2. gillianbrown

    gillianbrown Banned Posts: 141

    A faulty Windows CD could also cause the above error.

    Check your ram using Memtest86+ and let it run for at least 7 passes.
     
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