Cannot finish XP install, windows shut down
Posted on 2003-03-12
I am trying to install WinXP Pro on a new machine. I used the 6 boot disks to setup and right after it finished the last one and asks me to agree and choose how to install, I keep getting a blue screen. It seems to come later and later in the installation process.
The message follows:
"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer."
The next line was 1st - PFN_LIST_CORRUPT
2nd- MEMORY MANAGER
3rd - video driver failed to initialize
4th - IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
"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 to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed....."
It then began a dump of physical memory, finished it, then said to contact system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.
This happened at least four times. The four different message lines are listed above. I believe this is a standard mesage, so I cut it down. I DID do the suggestions about disabling BIOS memory caching and shadowing, but that didn't help.
This is a brand new machine, an AMD 2400 with 1 GigB DDRam, 100 Gig HD.
I am beginning to wonder if there is a faulty hardware problem, like a motherboard.