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0xD1 stop error messege!


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So my friend tells me his computer keeps restarting at random moments. So i look at his computer and after 5 min, it restarted. So i tried using it again, and it restarted again..i tried running a virus scanner, it picked up a few viruses..and it restarted again , so i really couldnt do anything with it, even in safe mode it would restart....so my only idea was to re install xp. so as i was deleting the partition, i re installed xp afterwards, and as it was formatting..that blue screen came up. it was a ***STOP: 0x000000D1 error.

now, there is no OS on the drive now, so i cant go into windows and try changing hardware settings or anything like that. what can i do now?

thanks.
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Load the XP CD, make sure it is clean, don't snap it, I've done it, anyway, it should run set up and format OK, did you try quick or default
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the xp CD is all good- i choose NTFS default format. but that 0xD1 error will show up.
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Try quick format just to see if it runs OK, it is unlikely to do OxD twice
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hahaa, oh man.. quick format works, then the windows screen comes up where i have to wait until it installs everything...then the screen came on again.. it said:

MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
0x0000009C

then i'll restart and it'll give me a 0x000000C5 error

i'll restart again and i'll give me a 0x0000008E error

aand once again it'll give me a 0x0000007E error.... could it be that the hard drive has currupted from a virus on his computer? cuz his computer was restarting constantly, and he did have a few viruses i saw from the anti virus program but the computer kept restarting so i couldnt really do anything about it. even in safe mode.
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There shouldn't be anything on the drive after the format, I would try with another XP CD, use yours just to see if it installs, you can easily wipe it and get Microsoft to replace his disc. You should consider having the drive checked if it still does it with another XP CD.
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Use another CD ROM Drive if the PC has one.

Try using boot disks

http://support.micro...kb;en-us;310994

Get the correct ones for the version you are installing
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