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Getting BSOD during xp install on newly built pc


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tas783

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I've just finished building a new pc and while trying to install xp on it I get one of two problems.

1. The install will just hang during its inital setup.
2. I get the blue screen at random times.

I've gotten several different blue screens but the most common ones are PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

Here's a rundown on the hardware

ABit IS-20 Motherboard
Intel Pentium 4 2.8 w/ HT
2x 512MB DDR 400
80 GIG Seagate Baracuda SATA HDD
TDK CD-RW

I've tried switching the Ram, HDD (tried other SATA and IDE Drives), CD Drive, and updated the BIOS to the latest revision, and nothing seems to stick. I've even gone so far as to throw another power supply in there just for kicks. My fear is its a bad motherboard, since I've tested the processor in another machine and it runs (and installs) xp just fine.

Any ideas would be greatly appricated. :tazz:
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Did you notice a set of numbers at the bottom of the error screen?
Such as, 0x000000##

It would probably help narrow the problem down if there is and you can post it.

Usually it's the BIOS.
You said you updated it, but do you know for sure that it is compliant with ACPI?

Edited by Version, 10 May 2005 - 05:20 PM.

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Here are the numbers for the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error

0x000000D1 (0xf711a44c, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0xf74fc94f)

acpi.sys - Address f74fc94f base at f74fc000
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do a google search on DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error
lot of hits. You may find the answer there.

Could be lots of things. I would check the bios and make sure it is right, and then make sure you have all of the latest drivers for your hardware. If you are running a sata hard drive you need to put the driver on a floppy and load it during setup, f6 I believe.

Start with just a basic setup, mobo, hd, 1 stick of ram, cd drive, floppy drive and psu and give that a shot.
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