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Can't install windows due to blue screen of death

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I am trying to install xp on my computer. It gets up to the the "starting windows setup" screen after detecting all the hardware, etc, just before the screen where you choose to repair or fresh install windows. It holds on the "starting windows setup" screen for a while then goes to the blue screen of death saying that there is a hardware conflict. We have tried using different cd roms, different hdd's, made sure the partition is active, tried different xp setup disks along with wind 2000. Same errors all the time. Please help me out.
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Can u mention the exact BSoD (blue screen of death) code.
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Since you say this is happening with XP and Win2K, it could very well be a true hardware conflict.

You will probably have more success if you strip the computer down to bare minimums before trying to load the OS.

Remove all other devices except the following and try going through the Install again.
Power supply
Hard drive
Motherboard/with CPU
1 ram module
Video card

If it still fails, try swapping out the IDE cables with different ones... swap one at a time so you can isolate a possible bad cable.
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