Posted on 2006-11-15
I keep getting the error at the bottom while running XP, and now it won't even start up without giving the message:
*** STOP: 0x000000A3 (0x00000001, 0x000E0046, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
I checked with MS's website and they say it's a BIOS problem. This is a demension 8100, running original BIOS (Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 A06). Will upgrading BIOS help?
If so, how can I load them when A.) Computer won't startup, B.) Floppy Drive doesn't work? I looked at Nero and it says it can burn a boot disk, but how can I burn a BIOS disk?
Any help is appreciated.
a problem has been 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 steps:
check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC000001D, 0x8057AE23, 0xF7D7FBB0, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.