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Computer wont boot properly

I'm trying to get an old computer to work but it wont boot up. This is the error I get...

RPL-ROM-ADR: 000A E6C6 6A79
RPL-ROM-IRQ: 12
RPL-ROM-PIO: D400
RPL-ROM-FFC: 1

I tried to do a full installation using Windows XP, but as soon as I enter Setup, I get a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD).

I checked the BIOS and my Primary Boot device is set to Floppy, Secondary as CD, and Tertiary as Hard Drive.

Currently I have removed the battery from the motherboard, as this may solve the issue but if anyone knows the fix to this problem Please guide me. Thanks

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  • chotomoto Sep 11, 2009

    I have tried all the steps as you suggested, couldn't find anything unusual but now when I insert the windows xp boot cd, my PC simply keeps on crashing, showing the BSOD..with this error

    acpi.sys- address F74C4CD9 base at F74BE000, datestamp 41107d27

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A POST diags card can help you resolve your problem/s, if not then.
1. remove all devices and insert the floppy drive, one RAM module and video card.
2. Go into the BIOS configuration and set it to the default configuration, check the installed RAM is it correct? .
3. Insert the remainder RAM module/s and check the POST info and BIOS again, has it detected all the RAM?
4. Does the computer Boot up using a floppy boot disk
5. Insert the CD and hard disk and check the POST info and BIOS configuration, does it detect the new drives?
6. Does the computer Boot up using a floppy boot disk, run FDISK, can you see the hard drive, if so delete all partitions (if any) and create a new primary DOS partition and then format the hard drive.
7. Boot up with the Windows CD (may have to change the boot order to the CD as the first boot device).
8. Delete the DOS partition, create a primary NTFS partition and the do a full NTFS format (not a quick format) and continue to install Windows Xp or Vista.
9. Install the other device eg modem, Lan etc. and the drivers.

If you have trouble with the first 5 steps, then you most likely have a faulty motherboard and/or a faulty hard disk.

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    You could have faulty RAM module/s, try different RAM modules, make sure they are the same speed or faster.

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Firstly, check if Floppy drive physically installedin that PC, if not, then remove it from BIOS also. Second, check the Master/Slave jumper configuration on the HDD and CD drives. If they are connected each by own flat cables, they both shall be MA, otherwise, if they both sitting on same cable, make HDD - MA and CD - SL. Make sure they appears in the BIOS same. It also possible your HDD has physical damages on the disc. In the BIOS settings enable SMART function and when booting, keep finger on PAUSE/BREAK button, stop boot process when table shows up, there you will find SMART function report about HDD condition.
Also when you install fresh Windows XP, select New Installation with deletion of previous copy, and FULL FORMAT of HDD (not Quick Format) - this will isolate HDD errors if any.
In case if that HDD may have valuable info, connect another hard drive as master and keed old one as slave.

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U donot mention your computer configuration properly .if your computer is pIII then your RAM of the computer should be minimum 128 for installing winXP SP1 but recommended RAM 256.

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