General Protection Fault when trying to install xp pro
Posted on 2006-04-08
Help, Im trying to install xp pro sp2 on a p2 dell dimension xps r400. reason for doing so because me was installed on it ans wasnt booting up.
pc has 400 mhz and 256 md ram.
1.when i insert xp disk and boot up to it it says press any key to boot from cd.
2.after i hit any key this pops up
TRAP 000000D ======== GENERAL PROTECTION FAULT =========
tr=0028 cr0=00000011 cr2=00000000 cr3=00000000
gdt limit=03ff base=00017000 idt limit=07ff base=00017400
cs: eip=0008:00010044 ss:esp=0010:00061fe8 errcode=0000
flags=00010012 NoCy NoZr Intdis Down TrapDis
eax=0037164f ebx=003013b1 ecx=00001619 edx=534d0230 ds=0010 es=0010
edi=0037164f esi=0051d68 edp=00061ff0 cr0=00000011 fs=0030 gf=0000
I have done a ext scan with western dig data lifeguard and hd passed.
i have also loaded a diff mem chip that i know is good and same error comes up.
i have also stripped all cards except video and memory. i dont think it has anything to do
with hardware but i wanted to eliminate all posibilities. the only thing i can think is that i need to
update the bios. bios is phoenixbios 4.0 release version a13