BSOD after clean XP SP3 install

By bryangrubb
Oct 24, 2010
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  1. I am having a major issue. I and trying to repair an older computer (Dell Deminsion 8400) due to the hard drive crashed. Purchased a WD2500aajs hard drive. I installed the XP sp3 and went through all the processes no problem. After it finishes it reboots. Then i get the BSOD saying the file iastor70.sys caused the issue PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA...i CANNOT get into any safe mode..i have tried vga mode, debugging, everything..i cant even get into dos...What could be causing this and how can i fix it. I also installed new ram but still nothing. PLEASE HELP
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,436   +37

    SATA / RAID Configuration issue.

    You have a RAID controller on your MoBo.
    Intel's 82801FR SATA RAID controller

    In XP, this requires some special configuration, involving System Configuration / BIOS.

    See Intel's site Here

    Dell support also has a support page on your issue.
    Rather than reproduce it, I would like to direct you there.

    IF you are still lost, please repost. I am sure someone here has hands on experience configuring SATA drives, and RAID controllers, with XP.

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