Format Error on every HD in XP Install??

Posted on 2005-04-21
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I have a 2.4ghz celeron, 256mb Crucial DDR 2100, 40GB Maxtor HD (brand new), and a 430watt Ppower supply and generic cdrom. I can get into the boot up section and choose the partition off the XP cd, then anytime I try to format ANY HD I have installed, it gives me an error for hardware failure:

"A problem gas veen detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.


If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these stepts:

Check to make sure any new hardware of software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask yoru hardware or software manufactuer for any windows updates you might need.

If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart yoru computer, press f8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.

Tech Information:
*** STOP x00000050 (x80344838,0x00000001,0x8082BA12,0x00000000)"

Any help would be much appreciated, I do not know what to do! Thanks1
Question by:EE-Alex
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    Niormally that type of error is  hardware related or drivers.

     Is the HD correctly detected in bios? Can you try another memory module?  
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    I would say your RAM is faulty - swap it out for ones that you know work.  If you don't have any, try running the diagnostic program at for a few hours - a failure means bad RAM, but it isn't quite as accurate as swapping RAM.
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    There is no OS on the drive so I don't think drivers would be the issue, I just went out and bought new memory from staples to replace it with and put it in a different ram slot. Attempting to install XP with new memory now, we will see how it goes.
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    Perhaps also check your IDE/Sata cables, also check the correct settings for your harddrive show up in bios.
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    How do you get a blue screen stop message with no OS installed?
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    Oh I see this is during install, my bad.   This is definitly a hardware issue between memory, mobo, and drive controller.  One of these are kicking you out.

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