XP Install Help Needed ASAP

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Maveric169, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Trying to install WinXP on a old compaq with a brand new Hard Drive. During the install right after it installs the drivers I get bsod the technical information says
    *** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC000001D,0x807C8941, 0xfcc3A34C, 0xfcc3A04C)
    Have updated drivers, don't know what the problem is, any help appreciated.
     
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  3. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Thanks yoyo, I tried all those and still couldn't get it to run correctly. I think there is a hardware compatability problem, possibility a video driver, that I can't overcome. Ohh, well I guess this PC will stay Win98.
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    dont give up 2 soon!!!! someone else may b able 2 help:happy:
     
  5. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Yea, I really hated that I wasn't able to give the forum time to work on the problem. But my wife has all her work stuff on the drive and needed it baddly, so I have to default back to win98. Funny thing is though that the drive size is being reported at 57GB instead of 60GB. Don't know what happen to the other 3 GB.
     
  6. Silis

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    Its still there...

    In order to know where the 3 Gb went, you have to understand how hard drive manufactures label drives and what the capacity of a drive is.

    The underlaying achitecture of storage states that there are 8 bits of data in 1 byte of data. Also there are 1024 bytes of data in one kilobyte of data. There are 1024 KB of data in 1 MB of data, 1024 MB of data in 1 GB of data, 1024 GB of in 1 terabyte (TB) of data, Ad nauseam.

    You may ask, what is the difference between lowercase b (b) and an uppercase b (B). (b) = bit, (B) = byte. (8b = 1B)

    NOTE: Kb and KB are NOT THE SAME THING!!!

    So, now we are ready to do some math. Harddrive manufactures label drives as (for our example) 60 GB. WOW! a whopping 60 GB, but, as you will soon find, they are decieving you on a mere technicality. (notice they never say 60GB of DATA...)

    Data structure overhead is where the extra 24 bytes of data come from. (1024 instead of an even 1000)

    60 GB = 60,000,000,000 bytes of data. (according to their specifications)

    60,000,000,000 bytes = 58,593,750 KB of data

    58,593,750 KB = 57,220.5 MB of data

    57,220.5 MB = 55.8794 GB of data.


    So, to answer your question, you never really had 60 GB (if you did, the drive would be labeled as a 64.42 GB drive.) So, don't worry, at least you didn't get a 200 GB drive, and wonder where 14.7 GB of data went....
     
  7. Maveric169

    Maveric169 The Voices Talk to Me

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    Re: Its still there...

    Thanks for confirming that for me, this is exactly what I was thinking, and your math adds up almost perfectly to what I get by checking the harddrive size reported.