Problems Installing XP

#1
On the system I've sold (eck.cjb.net), I'm having a little trouble with XP. First, I got XP installed and everything was good. Then I installed the VIA 4.49 Hyperions and XP started crashing. I figured it was the drivers. I coulnd't try to uninstall the drivers or XP would crash. It seems like it would crash every 10 minutes or so, or if you tried to do something in windows -- for example, reading files on a CD-ROM, or viewing system information.

I never did turn off the "automatically restart" under "system failure" to see what it was saying. I figured it was just the VIA drivers so I was going to do a format. It formatted fine, but then when XP went to copy files I had trouble. It got to 29% or so and said "the file copied does not match the source file". I though it was a fluke so I restarted and tried to copy again. Same thing happens, around 29 or 30%, but with a different file. This time I did "skip file" and it might copy a file or two, but then it would have the same thing. I just kept skipping files and finally it blue-screened. It said "IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL". I've seen that before, but can't remember how I fixed it.

I tried re-copying the files a few more times, but I would get the IRQL error, but every now and then I got some "PAGEFILE_NOT something". I can't remember exactly what it said, but something to do with the pagefile... and it had the word "not" in there somewhere.

BAH, I'm stuck. I can't figure out what the deal is. My XP CD doesn't have any scratches, so that shouldn't be the problem. Any ideas would be helpful.
 
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#5
go to www.viaarena.com and post in their help forums.

i've seen other people have your problem and i'm sure you can be helped by them, i'm sure it's a problem with your via 4-in-1 drivers as i troll those boards from time to time and i've seen a few people have your problem before.
 
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Alucard-O

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I've had this kind of problem a little while ago when i was building a PC for a friend of mine . The OS installed succesfully the first time but then something went wrong and i had to reformat
After that the OS refused to install , it gave me all kind of error messages . In the end it had to do with bad RAM and when i replaced it everything was fine.

You should first check your RAM and then everything else. Sounds like a hardware problem.
 
#8
Alright, I'll mess around with the RAM. I know it's possible, but is it normal for RAM to just go bad all by itself, or is it more like ESD that causes it to go bad?
 
#9
Try this: install XP to a partition of less than 2 GB, then when everything is installed, resize it with Partition Magic. I don't know why it works, but it always has for me.
 
#10
Originally posted by Eck
Alright, I'll mess around with the RAM. I know it's possible, but is it normal for RAM to just go bad all by itself, or is it more like ESD that causes it to go bad?
either. i sat at work and my server went blank. next smoke. pulled the plug & the middle stick of ram had decided to blow up. killed the slot it was in, pulled it out and the server rebooted as if nothing had happend :confused:
 

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