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installing xp brings a blue screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by yuho, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. yuho

    yuho Flightless Bird

    i recently bought an hp compaq nc 4000 laptop from my work place
    having 512 mb of ram, 60 gb of hdd and 1.4ghz of processor speed running
    windows 2000.
    bought an oiginal cd of xp professional since i find xp far much better.
    Now when i boot from the cd and the laptop loads files, after loading files
    like FAT and NTFS
    , a blue screen appears reading "windows has stopped ..... to prevent your
    computer from damage. check for viruses, hdd drivers ...." and stop there
    until you manually shut the laptop down.
    I check for BIOS setting but it has no setting for HDD, the ram works well
    in win2000.
    Any body with am idea plizzzz help
     
  2. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "yuho" wrote:

    > i recently bought an hp compaq nc 4000 laptop from my work place
    > having 512 mb of ram, 60 gb of hdd and 1.4ghz of processor speed running
    > windows 2000.
    > bought an oiginal cd of xp professional since i find xp far much better.
    > Now when i boot from the cd and the laptop loads files, after loading files
    > like FAT and NTFS
    > , a blue screen appears reading "windows has stopped ..... to prevent your
    > computer from damage. check for viruses, hdd drivers ...." and stop there
    > until you manually shut the laptop down.
    > I check for BIOS setting but it has no setting for HDD, the ram works well
    > in win2000.
    > Any body with am idea plizzzz help


    Follow these instructions, courtesy of Michael Stevens:

    http://michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html
     
  3. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Did you format the HDD first?

    yuho wrote:
    > i recently bought an hp compaq nc 4000 laptop from my work place
    > having 512 mb of ram, 60 gb of hdd and 1.4ghz of processor speed running
    > windows 2000.
    > bought an oiginal cd of xp professional since i find xp far much better.
    > Now when i boot from the cd and the laptop loads files, after loading
    > files
    > like FAT and NTFS
    > , a blue screen appears reading "windows has stopped ..... to prevent your
    > computer from damage. check for viruses, hdd drivers ...." and stop there
    > until you manually shut the laptop down.
    > I check for BIOS setting but it has no setting for HDD, the ram works well
    > in win2000.
    > Any body with am idea plizzzz help
     
  4. yuho

    yuho Flightless Bird

    I did not even reach the level pressing f8 for license agreement
     

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