I've just bought a P21g, and when installing XP after copying all required files and it starts windows I get the dreaed blue screen of death. some times it's just the standard but others it's the IRQ_Not_equal so an so
CPU: 3 Ghz Intel
! Gb Ram
80 Gb Seagate HDD
Radion 9250 Graphics
Can some one please shead some light on problem. Supplier is useless.
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Re: Help !!!! BLUE SCREEN While Installing Windows Xp
This is a long shot but set your BIOS to default and try I have installed windows XP on machines with only 256MB ram had to change disk a few times but got it done Your should have sufficient ram not to I think you have a M/board conflict try removing everything except what you need to install windows
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when your computer is updating do not turn off or shut down your computer this will be the reason for your windows operating system crash. just let the windows update to finish. this this type of error you will need to contact your computer manufacturer or try re-installing your windows XP. If you wish to reformat your computer make sure to back up all your files first.
You need to install sata hard disk drivers during xp installation, otherwise windows vista or windows 7 will not required drivers during installation.
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1. Place your Windows XP CD in your cd-rom and start your computer (it’s assumed here that your XP CD is bootable – as it should be - and that you have your bios set to boot from CD)
2. Keep your eye on the screen messages for booting to your cd Typically, it will be "Press any key to boot from cd"
3. Once you get in, the first screen will indicate that Setup is inspecting your system and loading files. 4. When you get to the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER to Setup Windows now
5. The Licensing Agreement comes next - Press F8 to accept it.
6. The next screen is the Setup screen which gives you the option to do a Repair.
It should read something like "If one of the following Windows XP installations is damaged, Setup can try to repair it"
Use the up and down arrow keys to select your XP installation (if you only have one, it should already be selected) and press R to begin the Repair process.
7. Let the Repair run. Setup will now check your disks and then start copying files which can take several minutes.
8. Shortly after the Copying Files stage, you will be required to reboot. (this will happen automatically – you will see a progress bar stating "Your computer will reboot in 15 seconds"
9. During the reboot, do not make the mistake of "pressing any key" to boot from the CD again! Setup will resume automatically with the standard billboard screens and you will notice Installing Windows is highlighted.
10. Keep your eye on the lower left hand side of the screen and when you see the Installing Devices progress bar, press SHIFT + F10. This is the security hole! A command console will now open up giving you the potential for wide access to your system.
11. At the prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and press Enter. Voila! You have just gained graphical access to your User Accounts in the Control Panel.
12. Now simply pick the account you need to change and remove or change your password as you prefer. If you want to log on without having to enter your new password, you can type control userpasswords2 at the prompt and choose to log on without being asked for password. After you’ve made your changes close the windows, exit the command box and continue on with the Repair (have your Product key handy).
13. Once the Repair is done, you will be able to log on with your new password (or without a password if you chose not to use one or if you chose not to be asked for a password). Your programs and personalized settings should remain intact.
For most newer motherboards, your install CD must be Windows XP with Service Pack (SP) 2 or 3. If you have an older copy (SP1), it will lock up in a "Blue Screen of Death" during the install.
The install also requires a Microsoft version of Windows. If this board is a replacement in an existing PC and you are attempting to use a restore CD that came with the PC (marked Dell, HP or whatever brand), it won't install on anything other than the original motherboard.
If you have the Genuine Windows license code (usually located on a hologram sticker on the side of the PC case), you don't need to buy a new copy/license. Ask any of your geek-savvy friends if they can burn you a copy of XP with SP2 or SP3. This should work.
Finally, after installing you may get a message stating you've entered an invalid license code. If this happens, call the "800" number that pops up and explain you've replaced a defective motherboard - Microsoft should give you a new activation code at no charge.
The problem is the driver for the sata hard drive. You would need to get that from the dell site and put it on a floppy disk, then at the start of the windows install select to install that driver. I ended up just installing the rc version of windows 7 and it worked out fine.
I believe you are using a sata drive not ide, correct? The problem is that vista has built in drivers to support your boards sata/raid controller, winxp does not. to work around this you need to go here - http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/download/download_driver_detail.php?pFILE_TYPE=Driver&pMAIN_TYPE=Motherboard&pTITLE_ON_SCREEN=KN8+Ultra&pSOCKET_TYPE=Socket%20939 Abit website. for your board - socket 939. KN8 ultra file called NVRaid Installation disk. click on picture, it will download the zip file. extract the files to an empty folder (create one). Then run RFDgen.exe program. It will create the floppy you will need. I hope you have a floppy drive, if not try a usb one. If it has a problem creating the floppy, copy the files in the folder floppydisk to your floppy. there is a readme.txt file in that folder as well that should help explain which option you should select when you install windows. So... once you have the floppy start your computer up with xp disk in and as the screen turns blue, you will see at the bottom of the screen a message - press F6 to select additional drivers. Do just that, a couple of times to be sure. then it changes to press F2, just sit back and wait. eventually it will come to a screen asking if you want to specify additional drivers. press S and the next screen will show you the drivers it found on the floppy. select the one for your configuration (can be changed in the bios). and then windows will load fine. this is necessary for all new systems with sata/raid installing xp. take care.
install raid drivers only if you are certain that you are on RAID and even before you install raid drivers make sure the RAID controller is set to on in BIOS. if you dont have RAID setup then please dont install the RAID drivers.
the only reason i think you are computer is not going past the windows xp logo is you might have floppy drive in the boot sequence(in the BIOS screen) set to on or you must be having a USB device connected to the computer.
set it to "no boot" and things should be fine.