troubles installing XP... :(

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mark_f, Jul 8, 2002.

  1. mark_f

    mark_f Guest

    i've tried to install Win XP on my system, and during the first reboot i get the following BSOD message:

    'STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
    The Session Manager Initialization system process terminated
    unexpectedly with a status of 0xc000026c (0x00000000 0x00000000).
    The system has been shut down.'

    i know the error '0xc000026c' is to do with a Device Driver, but i have no idea what and where the problem is on my PC.

    my system specs are:

    homebuilt, MSI 815E Pro (MS-6337) mainboard
    Intel Celeron 733MHz
    326MB SDRAM
    20GB Fujitsu HDD, 1GB Quantum Fireball HDD
    17" Samsung SAMTRON 75E CRT monitor
    64MB nVIDIA GeForce2 MX 400, Detonator 29.42
    Creative Sound Blaster Live! Value
    Pioneer 16x DVD-106S


    any ideas? thanks
     
  2. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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  3. mark_f

    mark_f Guest

    thanks for replying. i was thinking it could be the RAM, but i've tested it and it's ok; also, my computer is fine when i'm running Win 98SE (which i am at the moment).

    the only thing is i've had to reposition the RAM because of a new heatsink on my CPU. the fan clip extends above DIMM1, so i can't install any RAM there. could the position of the RAM be disagreeable with XP?
     
  4. mark_f

    mark_f Guest

    i also installed XP on the same HDD in another computer, and the installation went ok. when i brought the HDD with XP back into my system, the same error appeared.
     
  5. mark_f

    mark_f Guest

    ah, so it's the position of the RAM. that would explain why the HDD worked in another computer, but not in mine.
     
  6. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Refer to my previous statement.
     
  7. mark_f

    mark_f Guest

    thank you, catch23. you're advice was good advice, and now i have XP installed :)

    i had to remove my PowerCooler fan and put back my Intel one to use DIMM1.

    UniSol, thanks for your ideas, too. but i'd already read that particular Knowledge Base article and ruled it out of my situation.

    thanks again, catch23
     
  8. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Catch got that one from Dial-a-date-mobos

    "What do you look for in a mobo?"

    Catch: "well I like mine attractive, funny and large space around the CPU bracket.
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    oooooh.... :) thats a low blow...

    -sets up camp with popcorn awaiting unisol's witty response-

    this should be fun :D
     
  10. mark_f

    mark_f Guest

    at least the Intel fan is about 1000rpm slower than the PowerCooler fan (quieter :)

    i appreciate your superior knowledge, catch23.
     
  11. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    this may sound DUMB but if you don't trust MS... and don't want other people to trust MS... why the hell are you using an MS operating system?