crashed pc - anyone know what the following means

  wbiggchiefy 23:33 23 Jun 2006

STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF84C6CAD, 0xF80A07E4, 0x00000000)
setupdd.sys - ADDRESS F84C6CAD BASE ATF849A000, DATESTAMP 41107C8F

Wont go past initial screen - then just blinking cursor - any help appreciated .
Sata hard drive - for a friend not me as I cn't afford a new pc


  DieSse 23:50 23 Jun 2006

Probably faulty RAM or even a faulty graphics card.

Try fitting replacements for both - or if there are 2 RAM modules, try it with each one in turn.

Please describle the circumstances under which the error first started occuring.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:11 24 Jun 2006

To troubleshoot this behavior, follow these steps:
1. Remove some of the memory modules that are installed on the computer. Leave at least the RAM that is required for the computer to start and run Windows XP.

The recommended RAM to run Windows XP is 128 megabytes (MB). The minimum is 64 MB, and the maximum is 4 gigabytes.

For example, if two 256-MB memory modules are installed on your computer, remove one of the memory modules.
2. Restart your computer, and then run the Setup program:
a. Insert the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, start the computer, and then click OK to select the first option screen to install a copy of Windows XP.
b. Click Accept, and then follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP installation.
3. If you again receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section, go to step 4.
4. Remove a different memory module, or install the RAM in a different memory slot.

Memory Test
click here
click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 00:12 24 Jun 2006

forget the setup stuff just do the memory test

  wbiggchiefy 01:22 24 Jun 2006

will see & pb thanks


  wbiggchiefy 22:43 25 Jun 2006

Nope unfortunately not - just lost with this one
Never had a prob getting a new HD to install b4.

Any other suggestions appreciated



  SANTOS7 23:08 25 Jun 2006

click here

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browseing last link it seems to be memory related..

  DieSse 00:08 26 Jun 2006

Ah - I see now it's a fresh install with a new SATA drive.

Is it the correct SATA for the motherboard (eg SATA1 motherboard SATA2 drive)?

Is it the only drive in the system?

Are you trying to use it in a RAID configuration?

Do you have it on the first SAT connector or second?

Are you insatlling the SATA drivers when it asks you to?

There are loads of problems about Stop errors with setupdd.sys and SATA drives, if you google for them.

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