Windows XP clean install stop error 0x0000008E
Posted on 2003-10-24
I am trying to do a clean install (hard disk re-formatted) of Windows XP home edition on a Dell Dimension 4100. Supposedly, all the hardware is compatible with Windows XP. However, in the middle of the install I get a blue screen with a stop message saying it must terminate the install to avoid damanging the machine. The stop error message is: "STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc000001d, 0x8081c00F,0xFC98B968, 0x00000000)". I have found that this is a "kernel_mode_exception_not_handled" error but I can't find any information on what the exception code means. I updated the BIOS to the latest version and used memory from another compatible pc to determine if there was a memory problem. However, the same error occurs. I don't know what to check next. Please help.