Windows XP installation Problem

  adrenalize 23:18 09 Jan 2005

Im trying to install Windows Xp onto a computer that i got this week and every single time so far that i have tried to get it to install i get the following message Just after it starts to copy the list of files for installation.

"A Problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer

If this is the first time you have seen this stop screen,
Restart your computer if this screen appears again, follow these steps...."

What follows that says to change things in the bios and check everything thats connected which i have done several times and nothing. At the bottom of that page i have also received 2 different technical Information messages. The first was

"***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x8081A775, 0xFB364980, 0x00000000)***

The Second

"***STOP: 0X00000050 (0X997cf2f4, 0X00000000, 0XFB7AB737, 0X00000000)

***SETUPDD.Sys - Address FB7AB737 at FB771000, Datestamp 40c8edsa.

Anyone know whats happening and if it can be fixed as there is not an op[erating system on the hard drive as it was formatted.

  red dragon 23:33 09 Jan 2005

Im not sure but this could be a memory problem.

Try removing so ram and trying again, or if you have access to some ram test software to a check.

Was this pc working when you had it?

  adrenalize 23:46 09 Jan 2005

There was a previous install of windows 98 on it but that that was giving me no end of problems so i decided to upgrade it and, stupidly, Formatted the hard drive. Ill try the memory tommorrow, and see if that has any effect. Any more suggestions as to what might be causing this as well?

  Rtus 00:05 10 Jan 2005

are you booting to the WinXp cd or using the w98 floppy to setup ? try resetting the bios cmos then boot from Cd to the Xp Cd & setup from there if it still wont go maybe its an update Cd (needing w98 on first..

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