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Re: hp530 software from vista to xp
it seems that this particular message can be related to problems with drivers being loaded. so i guest is u are using a xp cd with SP1 try a copy of XP Pro SP2 included .... also check out the ram on your system... ddat could be a bit of a problem also....and last ... in Bios change hdd from AHCI to IDE mode ... xp has a bit of a trouble seeing sata drive
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Those error codes don't really mean very much to the general consumer, but blue screens of deaths are caused by bad RAM memory in your computer, not viruses. I'm going to take a guess that your computer is either several years old and/or it constantly get quite warm? Heat can shorten the life of computer components by quite a bit. You may need to get one of your RAM cards replaced to solve this issue.
There's a free program called Memtest86 that you can run to determine if this is the case. It will scan all your memory and look for bad sectors. You can download it here: http://www.memtest86.com/ and burn it to a CD. What it does is create a bootable CD that will execute the program as the computer turns on to scan all the memory. There are full instructions on their website. The process can take an hour or two depending on how much memory your computer has, and if it turns up any bad sectors then you know what your problem is.
A computer can run with bad sectors in the memory, but it makes it unstable that it will keep bluescreening, so if you have bad sectors in your memory it might be better just to replace the RAM. Luckily, this isn't too expensive. For instance, if your computer has 4GB of memory, it probably has 2 2GB RAM cards installed. You can get a 2GB replacement notebook memory for, I'd say $30 or $40. Installing RAM is very simple, and if you're willing to install it yourself, it won't cost you more than that.
With the information you provided me, yo ucan try using check disk to see if there are bad sectors on the hard drive itself. usually the BSOD indicates where the main problem is. try searching the coe online, sample 0x0000007E . try looking for any inromation about the error.
the error that you are getting is caused when you use an old Windows XP CD without service pack 2 integrated. If you want to install XP on to the new system you must use an XP CD that has service pack 2 integrated.
Not both. If you have the Vista recovery, go ahead and load it first, then load the XP by creating a new partition on your harddrive. Now you have a dual boot machine, and will need the XP device drivers. Not sure if you have them or not, so here is a place to get them.
I bet you have VISTA and tried to uninstall Norton. Sounds like one of the Problems I've had with my 3680. I traced it to a VISTA-ACER driver problem. Something about the restore disks booting XP to install the drivers and not all of them VISTA ready. I've had to send mine back to ACER twice for a system reload. The first when I did a restore to get rid of the VISTA upgrade that I installed and the WIFI wouldn't work on restore. When I got it back I tried to uninstall Norton and got the message you are getting. Ended up sending it back to ACER again. After the last time there was a bunch of MICROSOFT driver updates and I'm stuck with Norton.