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Please Help: BSOD Issues on Dimension 9100

me_man

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#1
its a dimension 9100 and i was tryin 2 format it then put xp in it kept goin to da blue stop screen then i loaded defaults in bios now now im tryin win 98 then a upgrade but it says sumthin bout vnet bios then freezes up y?
im just tryin 2 get xp bak on it
 

tdinc

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Political User
#2
Re: i need help any1 on?

Could you please repost your prob in a more clear manner. Hard to understand..thanks.
 

me_man

OSNN Junior Addict
#3
Re: i need help any1 on?

I need to install WinXP on a Dell Dimension 9100 SATA HD(Hard Drive).
It is formatted now,I've tried Win98 also it keeps saying "VNET Bios sumthin ERROR" then FREEZES on me.
And when i try XP PRO SP1 it goes to the BLUE STOP SCREEN then i have to restart it.
Is this clear enough?
If not let me know.
 

me_man

OSNN Junior Addict
#5
Re: i need help any1 on?

THNX but thats not my case plenty of memory
512mb ddr
160GB SATA HD
pentium D 3.?? GHZ Processor

i mess read brad about the memmory but not quit my case still.
my HD is formatted
 
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Brad

Moderator
Political User
#6
Re: i need help any1 on?

Please read what it says again. It says that you have TOO MUCH memory.
 

me_man

OSNN Junior Addict
#9
Re: i need help any1 on?

i gotta wait for it create a new partion now.
but then i will.

it did the same thing
the stop screen said sumthin bout disable caching and shadowing
it has bios ver. A01 i cant figure out how to disable them.

while tryin to install winxp it says somthin bout hit F6 for raid do i need to do that?
wen i dont it says loading windows then goes to the stop screen
 
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#10
Re: i need help any1 on?

Ohh, SATA. That could be a problem. You need an XP Install disk with the correct SATA drivers on it.

DELL's usually come with a repair disk (or just a repair partition on the HD and no disk). If the HD is not the original Dell disk that could be the problem. Reformatting a Dell can be problematic if you don't go in preprared.

So, need more info:
Is the XP Disk the original Dell disk?
Is the HD the original Dell HD?
Do you have the Dell repair disks?

Due to the low cost of the Dell Windows liscence they are more restrictive than a generic PC.
 

me_man

OSNN Junior Addict
#11
Re: i need help any1 on?

no original dell xp disk
yes original HD
no dell repair disks
and as far as partitiond repair........i deleted the partitions!?!?!?!?!?
 

American Zombie

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Staff member
Political User
#14
Re: i need help any1 on?

Resetting the bios will change a SATA setting and you have to change it back.

Look in the bios under Drives then SATA Operation.

You should have the following but maybe a bit different:
RAID Autodetect/ AHCI (the default setting) – RAID if the drives are signed, otherwise AHCI
RAID Autodetect/ ATA – RAID if the drives are signed, otherwise ATA
RAID On – SATA is configured for RAID on every boot.
Combination – combination mode, which offers compatibility with versions of the operating system that do not support SATA drives.

It will probably be set to the default and you need to change it to:
RAID Autodetect/ ATA – RAID if the drives are signed, otherwise ATA

Then drive should be seen by XP setup.
 

madmatt

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#16
Thread title modified.

me_man, welcome to OSNN. Please be more specific with your thread titles in the future. Thank you.
 

johns

OSNN One Post Wonder
#18
its a dimension 9100 and i was tryin 2 format it then put xp in it kept goin to da blue stop screen then i loaded defaults in bios now now im tryin win 98 then a upgrade but it says sumthin bout vnet bios then freezes up y?
im just tryin 2 get xp bak on it
Why don't you just download the drivers from Dell? They have the
proper OS cd also. Just give them your service tag #.
 

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