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BSOD whilst installing XP on new HDD


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nobbyburton

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Had XP problem, see earlier post

Got new hard disk received yesterday
have all set up in machine, auto detect drives ok
new HD is primamry master

first couple of times, i turned the machine on
got BSOD, with DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

bla bla bla

USBport.sys bla bla bla

what could this be
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Hi nobbyburton!

Lets have you try resetting the computer's BIOS. Please do the following:
  • Turn off your computer
  • Remove the power cord from the back of your computer
  • Open the side panel
  • Locate the CMOS battery (it's shiny stainless steel about the size of a nickel) and remove it
  • Wait at LEAST 5 minutes
  • Put the CMOS battery back in
  • Re-attach the side panel
  • Re-attach the power cord to the back of the computer
  • Power on your computer
You will probably get a CMOS checksum error first time booting after doing this. Don't worry this is NORMAL. It only means that you need to set the date & time on your computer again. It should say to press one of the Function keys or the DEL key to enter SETUP. Do so and reset the correct date & time. Also make sure you check the boot order so that your computer boots from the CD-ROM first BEFORE the Harddrive. Make sure you SAVE CHANGES before you exit setup.

Then try installing windows again and see how far you can get.

Fenor

*Edit* -- His previous post can be found HERE.

Edited by Fenor, 17 February 2006 - 07:08 AM.

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Also Make sure that you only have your new hard drive and Cd-rom drive connected to the computer. Don't have either of your other two hard drives connected when trying to install windows. After windows is installed, then you can shutdown your computer and hook up the other drives.

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did that and its hapened again

about 5th time now, last time it got through to setting up xp as was past dos prompts

what causes this
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Just out of curiosity, how many RAM modules do you have? I had the same message and I had to play with the memory to get XP to install. I had 3 128mb chips and finally had to remove 2 of them to get XP to install. Once installed, I could then replace the two I had removed and it all worked smoothly.
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only 1,ive taken every other bit of hardware off the pc apart from keyboard,mouse

ive even gone back to the old ide ribbon cables as i got some fancy new ones

do i have to do something to the new hard disk other than the bios auto detect, before it will work

corrupt hard disk?
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It looks as though it is a problem with your usb ports. Try disabling them in the BIOS and see if the error goes away.
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why would they have suddenly stopped working though

getting annoyed with my pc now

just been sick in bin at work (unrelated) but doesnt help
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Seagate ST380011A Barracuda 80GB 7200RPM ATA/100 2MB Cache - OEM is the hard drive i got

could the problem be ive got a machine about 3 yrs old, im connecting this to my board using standard IDE cables?
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what about the BIOS could that need upgrading

im about to launch it into space
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easiest way to get around this is to disable the usb ports in the BIOS, install XP, then enable the usb ports in the BIOS. It probably isn't an issue of the ports not working, but not being able to be installed during the OS Install.
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xp has installed and am now installing sP2 after reenabling usb in bios

so far so good!!

expecting failure
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xp has installed and am now installing sP2 after reenabling usb in bios

so far so good!!

expecting failure

Glad to hear it. If you plan for and expect failures, you are better equipped to deal with them when they arise.
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