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Can't install WINxp

Sir,
I am trying to install WINXP on my system having ASUS P 4B M motherboard. I have a SIS6215 display card on the motherboard, 128mb RAM & 40 Gb HDD.
On booting the system by WINxp CD it gives F6 option then F2 option and then it gives an error message:

AN UNEXPECTED ERROR (1414483778) OCCURRED AT LINE 1773 IN D:\XPSPRTM\BASE\BOOT\SETUP\ARCDISP.C.

Press any key to continue…….

When I press any key, the system restarts and again same thing happens after the reboot.

I would be thankful if you can resolve it,

Thanks

SAURABH JOHARI
saurabh_2507@rediffmail.com

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Before i go onto the solution mate , I would strongly not recommend running Windows XP on your current specification anyway , as it would take forever to load and may cause drastic issues with your current configuration.

128mb is nowhere near enough memory to run Xp. 256mb is slow , 512mb is just about enough - you need 1gb or more to get a fast xp system, or 512mb at least. Your motherboard supports whopping 3gb so you should really upgrade from 128mb!

Looking online for memory , you need PC133 SDRAM , you can have a maximum of 3 sticks with 1gb per stick as there ios 3 slots on your board. Do you know how many slots are used?

128mb might be 1x128mb or 2x64mb

A quick search brings up very cheap prices , you can get a 512mb stick for $10!
http://www.trademoon.com/Product57603.aspx

Get 2 or 3 these :D

Id also personally recommend a new display card , even if its not a top of the range one , maybe one with 128mb or 256mb memory

I have this card , very good for most things:-

Nvidia Geforce 6200 - http://www.refbuy.com/product_info.php?products_id=38070

128mb card is $27.50 , 256mb is probably about $40-$45

Now we get onto the problem , assuming you have a nice fast system :D

This error message is quite common and funnily enough usually relates to dodgy memory , so theres another excuse to go and upgrade it!

Also might be a dodgy hard drive , go to the hard drives manufacturer website , all manufacturers have a diagnostic utility that you can run. If it brings up errors etc and it cant fix them , maybe its time for a new drive. 40gb is hardly anything nowadays and you can get 120gb drives for around $80

Also , to Test the memory download and run memtest86 , put it on a floppy or cd and boot the computer off it (www.memtest86.com) Leave for an extended period of time,like overnight (unless you see errors right away).



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Hi,

From your description, it seems similar to the problem pointed out my Microsoft.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q316400&

This seems that there is a possible RAM failure, that makes your installation frustrating.

  1. Try replacing the memory module in your system.
  2. It will be nice if you can get a 512MB DDR400 memory for the PC.
  3. 128MB is a little too less for Windows XP
Just my 2 cents worth.

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Try installing from another copy. It sounds like the file is corrupt. Get a CD from someone, but use your own product key (this is not illegal, as you are using the product key you bought) Try installing it. It ought to work now!

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