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BSOD After WinXP Install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by gus, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. gus

    gus Flightless Bird

    I have a new HP 311-1000NR netbook, which came with WinXP Home
    in english installed. I have been trying to re-install WinXP in
    spanish from
    known working CD. The install fprmats the disk and proceeds through
    two
    install phases/reboots, apparently correctly. But when rebooting the
    third time into what would notmally be the configuration phase, the
    boot stalls at the WinXP slider screen, then does BSOD, reboots,
    repeats indefinitely.

    Attempt to boot into safe mode - same result - partial boot, BSOD,
    reboot. In each case after BSOD the reboot starts so fast I can't get
    any error codes off the BSOD.

    This system uses nVidia nForce/ION, and I have slipstreamed
    what I believe to be correct drivers into the install CD using
    nLite, and it does recognize the nVidia SATA controller/disk
    on which to install. Nevertheless, my guess would be I have
    some kind of driver issue.

    So my first question is how do I *diagnose* what's the problem?
    For example, is there a log I could access to look at what's been
    happening? Recommendations and/or pointers to diagnostic
    methods much appreciated.
     
  2. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    gus

    So my first question to you is "what does the BSOD" say. Can you post it as per
    verbatim and also which version of XP are we talking about here. Did you reformat
    clean before starting this new install

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    Peter

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    "gus" <gus_zernial@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:966e90fe-1eab-41d3-b747-d2a8b4f53ccb@z10g2000prh.googlegroups.com...
    >I have a new HP 311-1000NR netbook, which came with WinXP Home
    > in english installed. I have been trying to re-install WinXP in
    > spanish from
    > known working CD. The install fprmats the disk and proceeds through
    > two
    > install phases/reboots, apparently correctly. But when rebooting the
    > third time into what would notmally be the configuration phase, the
    > boot stalls at the WinXP slider screen, then does BSOD, reboots,
    > repeats indefinitely.
    >
    > Attempt to boot into safe mode - same result - partial boot, BSOD,
    > reboot. In each case after BSOD the reboot starts so fast I can't get
    > any error codes off the BSOD.
    >
    > This system uses nVidia nForce/ION, and I have slipstreamed
    > what I believe to be correct drivers into the install CD using
    > nLite, and it does recognize the nVidia SATA controller/disk
    > on which to install. Nevertheless, my guess would be I have
    > some kind of driver issue.
    >
    > So my first question is how do I *diagnose* what's the problem?
    > For example, is there a log I could access to look at what's been
    > happening? Recommendations and/or pointers to diagnostic
    > methods much appreciated.
     
  3. gus

    gus Flightless Bird

    As I said in my post, BSOD goes by so fast I can't pick off the error
    information. That's why I asked about logs.

    On Jan 31, 9:28 am, "Peter Foldes" <ok...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > gus
    >
    > So my first question  to you is "what does the BSOD" say. Can you post it as per
    > verbatim and also which version of XP are we talking about here. Did you reformat
    > clean before starting this new install
    >
    > --
    > Peter
     
  4. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    gus wrote:
    > I have a new HP 311-1000NR netbook, which came with WinXP Home
    > in english installed. I have been trying to re-install WinXP in
    > spanish from
    > known working CD. The install fprmats the disk and proceeds through
    > two
    > install phases/reboots, apparently correctly. But when rebooting the
    > third time into what would notmally be the configuration phase, the
    > boot stalls at the WinXP slider screen, then does BSOD, reboots,
    > repeats indefinitely.
    >
    > Attempt to boot into safe mode - same result - partial boot, BSOD,
    > reboot. In each case after BSOD the reboot starts so fast I can't
    > get any error codes off the BSOD.
    >
    > This system uses nVidia nForce/ION, and I have slipstreamed
    > what I believe to be correct drivers into the install CD using
    > nLite, and it does recognize the nVidia SATA controller/disk
    > on which to install. Nevertheless, my guess would be I have
    > some kind of driver issue.
    >
    > So my first question is how do I *diagnose* what's the problem?
    > For example, is there a log I could access to look at what's been
    > happening? Recommendations and/or pointers to diagnostic
    > methods much appreciated.


    gus wrote:
    > As I said in my post, BSOD goes by so fast I can't pick off the
    > error information. That's why I asked about logs.



    Enable Boot Logging in the F8 "Windows Advanced Options Menu"...

    Also - sounds like a basic driver issue - likely the controller. Find out
    what hard disk controller is in use, download it, use the F6 method to
    install the driver during the installation of Windows XP. You'll need a
    floppy diskette drive.

    Integrating (some people call it slipstreaming) the controller drivers
    sometimes works - sometimes does not.

    Also - if you have a choice on SATA operation in the BIOS (one such as
    "legacy") and you cannot get things working any other way - choose that.

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
     
  5. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    gus wrote:
    > I have a new HP 311-1000NR netbook, which came with WinXP Home
    > in english installed. I have been trying to re-install WinXP in
    > spanish from
    > known working CD. The install fprmats the disk and proceeds through
    > two
    > install phases/reboots, apparently correctly. But when rebooting the
    > third time into what would notmally be the configuration phase, the
    > boot stalls at the WinXP slider screen, then does BSOD, reboots,
    > repeats indefinitely.
    >
    > Attempt to boot into safe mode - same result - partial boot, BSOD,
    > reboot. In each case after BSOD the reboot starts so fast I can't get
    > any error codes off the BSOD.


    Disable automatic restart on system failure at the F8 boot screen, I
    think the installation needs to be at SP2 or better for this option to
    be present.

    If F8 doesn't offer the option you can disable it in the registry, set
    the AutoReboot value to 0 at:

    HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\CrashControl


    You can use Regedit to remotely edit the registry:
    http://www.rwin.ch/xp-live/regedit.htm


    > So my first question is how do I *diagnose* what's the problem?
    > For example, is there a log I could access to look at what's been
    > happening? Recommendations and/or pointers to diagnostic
    > methods much appreciated.


    The Windows setup program creates several log files during the
    installation, these logs can be examined via the Recovery Console. The
    logs of interest are located in the \Windows and in the \Windows\Repair
    folders. Use the DIR *.log command to locate the logs and use the TYPE
    command to view them. If enabled, boot logging will be recorded to
    Ntbtlog.txt.

    John
     

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