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installing xp

lately I've been having the same error when i try to install windows xp on both dell and compaq computers, after the drive is partitioned and formatted for ntfs the setup program stops with a a blue screen saying irql-not-less-than -or equal, as well as stop error something like 0x0, 0xa, 0x2, 0x4 then another longer address like 8efh45gcc or something of the sort, now i went to set up and turned off all caching, shadowing took out all cards except the vidieo card , checked the R.A.M , made sure there where no irq conficts, so my question is what else could it be?
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rnrcpuservices
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davidis99Commented:
Are these installs being done from the same copy of XP?  Have you checked your XP CD to make sure it's not damaged?
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innovator_joelCommented:
Greetings rnrcpuservices!

You can check the link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311564

You can also check the link:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00093821

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=tis13945

If the issue is with the minidump, you can perform the following steps:

Microsoft has released a patch that addresses the "System has recovered from a serious error" issue in Windows XP. Download this patch now to prevent this message from occurring each time the machine boots.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=3D41A046-0E2C-429F-8F40-F30014ADC3BB

For the exact article, you can refer the link:'

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=317277

I. Delete the Minidump files.

1. From the Start menu, click My Computer.
2. In the My Computer window, double-click Local Drive (C:).
3. In the Local Disk C: window, double-click the Windows or WINNT folder, depending on how Windows XP was installed. If Windows XP was installed from a CD, the folder is called Windows. If it is a factory installation of Windows XP, it is called WINNT.

Note: If a These files are hidden window opens, click Show the contents of this folder.


4. In the Windows or WINNT window, select the Minidump folder.
5. Click to select each file found in the Minidump folder, and then on the File menu, click Delete.
6. In the Confirm Folder Delete dialog box, click Yes.
7. Close the Minidump window.

II. Reset the Pagefile.sys file.

1. Open Control Panel.

a. From the Windows XP default Start menu, click Control Panel.
b. From the classic Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

2. In Control Panel, open System.

a. If the computer is in Category View, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click the System icon.
b. If the computer is in Classic View, double-click System.

3. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Performance area, click Settings.
4. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Virtual Memory area, click Change.
5. In the Virtual Memory dialog box, write down the Initial size (MB) and the Maximum size (MB). After you are finished, click to select No paging file, click Set, and then click OK.
6. In the System Control Panel Applet dialog box, click OK.
7. In the Performance Options dialog box, click OK.
8. In the System Properties dialog box, click OK.
9. Shut down Windows and restart the computer.
10. When the computer restarts, open Control Panel.

a. From the Windows XP default Start menu, click Control Panel.
b. From the classic Start menu, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.

11. In Control Panel, open System.

a. If the computer is in Category View, click Performance and b. Maintenance, and then click the System icon.
If the computer is in Classic View, double-click System.

12. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Performance area, click Settings.
13. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab. In the Virtual Memory area, click Change.
14. In the Virtual Memory dialog box, type the Initial size (MB) and the Maximum size (MB) that was written down in step e. After you are finished, click Set, and then click OK.
15. In the System Control Panel Applet dialog box, click OK.
16. In the Performance Options dialog box, click OK.
17. In the System Properties dialog box, click OK.
18. Shut down Windows and restart the computer.

III.In SAFE mode of XP, Login as administrator. Go into Control Panel, system properties, in the "Advanced" TAB  and in the recovery section....click the "settings" button.

"Un-check" the "automatically restart" line.  Do the apply change, make clean exit.

IV. Run disk cleanup on the hard drives. Click Programs, Accessories, System, tools, Disk Cleanup.

Also, cleanup and remove files from your "Temp" folder.

You can also check the Windows XP CD or try using another version of Windows CD or another Windows XP CD and check to narrow down the issue with the CD.
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Leandro IaconoCommented:
As suggested by davidis99 it has to be the source. It doesn't necesarily have to be the CD. It could happen that you have a CD Image of the OS, and even if you re-burn the image to CD, you would still be getting the errors.

If your sure it isn't the CD, perhaps you are using the same CDROM to install the OS. This is a long shot, but maybe you are using the same CDROM for many computers if your installing the OS on several computers on the same network.

If this always happens on many computers with several different Hardware Specs, then I am almost sure its your Source.

Cheers!
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