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If you recently made any hardware upgrades check that the hardware is fully compatible with your machine.If nothing like that has been done, reboot the pc in safe mode by pressing F5. Some machines are F8. Check your programs and features for any newly installed software or updates. Remove any conflicting software or updates and restart the pc normally.
There would usually be information on the blue screen to help us diagnose the problem but there is more comment that needs to be made. If you still have just the 128M of ram and the 10G hard drive then forget installing xp. xp needs a minimum of 1G ram to work in and that is the maximum your machine can hold. Secondly, the 10G hard drive will only just work when you have got SP2 & 3 installed - there will be no room left for anything else.
Additionally, this machine will be quite slow with a P3 processor running at 733M but it's your choice.
If you want to install xp on this machine I would suggest getting the ram to maximum and a larger hard drive installed before continuing. If you have already done this then please get back to us with any error message that may be on the blue screen.
many things can cause the blue screen of death, including a hard drive malfunction. first question i have is this: do you get this blue screen while operating ANY other program (like Word, Excel, or a 3rd party software)? If you get this blue screen with other software, what is the name of the software and does it happen EVERY time? example: if you were playing "Doom 3" and got the blue screen at the same point in the game every time, it would suggest bad software code. If you only get the blue screen with THIS game, it could be the game code itself. Does someone else you know have a copy you can try? The executable instructions for this game may be trying to make adjustments to your computer's registry. this is another thing that can trigger the blue screen. the computer is pretty touchy about registry confogurations, and yes, a game can work on one model of a certain brand of computer, and have trouble on the same model of a certain brand of computer (the chipset may be different, for example). get back to me on if you see this all the time, or just with this game. my guess is if you are only having the trouble with THIS game, it is either an issue with the game, or with the registry. if you were having hard drive trouble, you would most likely see warnings when you boot the PC - or you wouldn't get to windows at all.
Hello suresh_7chan, This can be either a software problem or a hardware proble.
Most likely hardware problem is the primary hdd. (Hard disk drive). To check the hardware end of things. Re-check all data & power connections within the system, paying close attention to your primary hard disk drive. Most blue screens leave a message. If you can write down the message from a blue screen it can be helpful. (Some blue screens go by very fast & it may be too hard to write down the message generated by windows). Another suggestion. If your hdd is large enough, 80GB or more. You can load your windows CD into your CD-Rom drive & boot to the windows CD. In the few screens that windows will display during setup. You'll have the option to create a second partition within the free space of your hdd. Create a new partition & allow windows to do a quick format.
Once completed, install windows into that new partition. Up date windows to SP2, at least. If windows runs correctly without blue screens or sudden restarts, than your old windows is either infected with a virus/worm or just messed up. install antivirus software & run a full system scan. You can use windows disk manager software to change the old C:\ to something like G:\. To run windows disk manager software, click the start button & open run. Type, diskmgmt.msc into the run window & click ok.
Again, if your new install of windows functions correctly & no virus has been found you can copy your old data to your new install of windows. (This is so you do not loose your data).
It appears that your system is corrupted or the hard drive is damaged. Try re-installing the system software from the CD by holding down the C key during start up. Then run Disc Utilities to check the hard drive.
Hi Paul, please go to the hard drive's manufactures web site, example; Seagate, Western Digital, Maxtor ECT & download their software for a bootable floppy disk. Tools & utilities. Use this software to format the hard drive. You can also test the hard drive with the same software. If you still get a blue screen from windows (Which is unlikely). Back up & download, Darik's Boot and Nuke floppy disk software. Click on this link: http://dban.sourceforge.net/ . There is plenty of readme.txt to help you understand what the software will do. Once finished run you're bootable software from the hard drive manufacture. Install you're windows XP software CD.