New install, can't format drive: STOP: 0x000000B8 DPC Routine...
Posted on 2004-11-26
Here's the problem: Installed a new motherboard, so we have to reformat the hard drive apparently. So, I booted off of the Windows XP Pro installation CD, deleted all the current partitions, created a new partition and pressed Enter to "install on this partition"... Here's where my bluescreen of death USUALLY happend...
A wait operation, attach process, or yield was attempted from a DPC routine.
STOP: 0x000000B8 (the rest is all 0's... 0x00000000)
and a bunch of other nonsense about how to supposedly fix it, however most of it doesn't apply because I don't have Windows installed yet!
I still have to fully format the Hard Drive right after partitioning, so sometimes it gets up to 20% in the (quick) format option, then freezes or bluescreen, or just a few percent in normal format option.
I tried changing a few things, such as RAM voltage and speed, no success, maybe I did it wrong though. The proecessor speed seems to be set fine, because it displays that it's an AthlonXP 2800+ on the load up screen. Also, RAM seems to be set right because it says it's running at 400 with latency of 3.
I am fixing a computer for my uncle... He said it was randomly shutting down on him, and he brought it into Best Buy's Geek Squad, which sucks, and they said it needed a new motherboard... so going along with that, I found him a new motherboard and installed it with my friend who knows hardware better than I do...Upon trying to install Windows, the error occurs.
Motherboard: KT600 KT6V-LSR MSI MS-7021
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2800+ "Barton", 333 FSB, 512K Cache Processor
RAM: Kingston ValueRAM Dual Kits 184 Pin 256MBx2 DDR PC-3200 (DDR-400)
Video: ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB DDR VGA/DVI/TV-out
Hard Drive: Maxtor 80GB 7200RPM IDE HARD DRIVE, Model 6Y080P0
Other info: Hard Drive IS set to master, it's the only hard drive in there, on a ribbon cable, not serial ATA... 2 CD-ROM drives hooked up, one writer/reader CD-ROM drive, and one CD-ROM that just reads.