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Thread: windows install problems - stop errors (merged threads)




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    Hi guys, i just got a PC upgrade.

    I have:

    ALBATRON PM266A PRO mobo
    256 DDR ram
    2.4 GHZ CELERON
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    I put these in from my old computer:
    30 gb MAXTOR HDD
    64mb RADEON
    52X24X52 BURNER

    OK well here is the stuff:

    - I want to install XP (so i have to install another OS since xp cant install from DOS)

    I format c:/ and then i go ahead and install Windows 95. It gives me "WINDOWS PROTECTION ERROR" (IOS INITIALIZATION)

    OK so... i try to install windows 98.... same problem (except i think different initialization file)

    Well, i finally install WINDOWS ME, and yes it works fine (i am runing it now) So i try to install XP and after the restart, it tries to install and gives me this error...

    IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    * STOP: 0X0000000A (0x8oecdff...

    something like that. So im guesing its a hardware problem, and also have no idea if these 2 problems are from the same source...

    I have tried: switching RAM slots, Switching harddrives, everything!

    PLEASE HELP!

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    OK:

    I ran MEMTEST for a few minutes and it came up with an error:

    "Error 1, out of 102 cycles (51% coverage) you have faulty ram and should replace it."

    Also my computer froze a few times, its not a windows blue screen or anything its kinda wierd. The system just hangs, and sometimes leaves a bit of graphical artifacts on the screen.

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    ALSO:

    the CPU is also quite hot...

    STARTUP:
    CPU: 46C
    System: 29C

    Running:
    CPU: up to 51C

    *running the intel heatsink and FAN.

    the "system on" LED on te case is lit properly, but the light that indicates harddrive loading doesn't work.

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    please read the sticky regarding our forum policy and edit your thread title to something appropriate (yes we do have an EDIT button which you seem to have missed!!!).
    http://forums.tweaktown.com/showthre...threadid=15139

    memtest86 shows that your RAM is faulty and that is the most probable reason behind failing installations and/or STOP message in XP out here. you should RMA it as it is new and must be having warranty.
    visit http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm to read more about STOP error that you are getting. this link was apparently there in the sticky :rolleyes2
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    Sorry :) But what is wrong with my post title?

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    this thread title rule that we have is there because if someone else comes in with a similar problem he/she will be able to search the forums better.
    do you think anyone will put "New PC" or may be "OS Poblems" as keywords to search?
    a better title would have been "Windows installation: STOP error cos of faulty RAM".
    what do you say? :)
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    Hi, rencently my computer has been freezing on me. I have narrowed it down to 1 of 2 things. Either the ram is bad or the CPU is overheating.

    the cpu gets to about 55C at times.
    It is a celeron 2.4 with intel heatsink and fan.

    If it matters, i removed this metal sheet from the heatsink and cleaned it and applied the thermal gloop.

    But memtest also detected an error on my ram.

    Is there a sure way to test?

    Why is my CPU overheating, even though im not overclocking?

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    EDIT: OK... windows bluescreen: restarted, and windows uninstalled all my hardware drivers... :wow: :wow:

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    Whats your case temp, and room temps?

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    With your system temps shouldn't be the prob but increase the voltage to the memory by 0.1v and see if that stops the errors.

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    case temps: 32C at high.

    Check my other post for a progress update.

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