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Luis_Araujo

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Hi, I am trying to install XP sp3 on my old laptop (Pentium III 512MB designed for XP) and when I try to delete partition and format comes the blue screen with the message:

setupdd.sys page_fault_in_nonpaged_area

I removed both memory sticks and the HD, sprayed contact cleaner, ran Memtest-86 with no errors found.

Any clues?

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Luis.
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Determine if all the PCI devices in your computer are compatible with Windows XP SP3.
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Thanks, but I do not have access to the computer. I cannot boot it in safe mode, from cd, last good config or anyway. My toshiba recovery CD is not recognized also.
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I'm guessing you must have tried the process a couple of times?
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More than 10. Did not count, I am trying everything. I have a desktop with the same OS and I am using it to post. Thank you again.
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I would try to format with another program like GParted. Use the link in my list, download the program and burn the ISO file to create a bootable CD. Boot with the CD, delete the old partitions, create new ones and format. Now try to install Windows.
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Thanks again. The link for GParted is:
http://gparted.sourc...et/download.php
Your link looks outdated. I am downloading it. Can I boot from a USB device (easier than to burn a CD)?
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Thanks for the updated link. Regarding booting from USB drive, I don't know. You can try it but you must set your BIOS accordingly.
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Thanks, there are instructions for USB, but I burned the CD. My laptop wont boot from it. I captured an Explorer screen with CD contents (attached). It does not look bootable.

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Burning .iso file is not like burning other files. Download and install BurnCDCC (a link in my list). It's a small burning program dedicated to burn iso files to disks. Create the bootable and try again.
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I had used a similar tool, I googled for one. But I found out my media was bad (12+years). Now I found an old Oracle Linux CD bootable, and it looks it worked, formatted and I am happily running Linux. Thanks again for the time and patience.
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Thanks for letting us know.
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