unable to install any oerating system on Comaq Armada M300
Posted on 2004-05-03
I've got a compaq armada m300 which had windows xp running in it, on installation of a new programme the computer started showing the blue screen and wouldn't boot up properly. Tried going into safe mode and uninstalling the programe which was successfull but yet it wouldn't boot properly. The customer insisted that I should rebuild the laptop and install a fresh copy of XP. I done a fdisk on the laptop deleted the old partition made a new one formatted the whole drive with fat32, the drive is only 5.5 GB. During intallation it keeps on reporting that it cannot copy the files press escape to skip or enter to retry and then it again shows the blue screen and shows
***STOP: 0X0000001E (0XC0000005, 0X8046C0A4, 0X00000001, 0X008B17A0) KMODE_EXEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
*** ADDRESS 8046C0A4 BASE AT 80400000, DATASTAMP 3d362a77 - ntoskrnl.exe
is this a hard drive problem or any thing else. It's definaletly not the cd because I can use the same disk to build any other machine, lap or desktop.