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Windows 7: BSOD Installing windows 7 or XP

22 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
BSOD Installing windows 7 or XP

Hello.

What happens is that when I try to install windows 7 it gets to the "expanding files" and then I get the BSOD.

It says: A problem has been detected, blah blah

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

[WALL OF USELESS TEXT]

*** STOP: 0x0000004E

I would upload some crash file but I don't have an OS but I'm trying to get a high quality camera ASAP

System specs:
Motherboard: Asus M4A78T-E
CPU: AMD PHENOM II X4 3,0GHZ
RAM: [KINGSTON HYPERX DDR3 1600Mhz 4GB] x2
VGA: EVGA GTX470

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22 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you try doing a full format rather than a quick format? To do a full format, when the install disc boots, press Shift + F10 to get the command line. Then type format (drive letter): [you may have to find your drive letter as it may not be c:]

For instance, assuming it is c:

format c:
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22 Dec 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

That error can be associated with bad or defective RAM/RAM slot on motherboard.

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

Firstly, you need to run Memtest86+ from a bootable USB or DVD for a minimum of 6 passes (this will take several hours, so I suggest leaving it to run overnight). Post back here once it finishes 6 passes, or if it finds any errors.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Regards,
Golden
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22 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

That error can be associated with bad or defective RAM/RAM slot on motherboard.

PFN_LIST_CORRUPT

Firstly, you need to run Memtest86+ from a bootable USB or DVD for a minimum of 6 passes (this will take several hours, so I suggest leaving it to run overnight). Post back here once it finishes 6 passes, or if it finds any errors.

Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Regards,
Golden
Also a good suggestion. Probably best to run the memtest before the format to see if the format is necessary as it also takes a long time to run on a large drive.
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23 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

already ran memtest, tested both slots and both sticks with no errors. Also, I get the error on Windows 7 when the files are expanding and in XP, it shows after the blue screen part, like when you have to put your username and that stuff.

Question: Can I test both sticks at the same time? if it's yes, then i'll leave them like a day or something, since it's the only thing I can RMA haha
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23 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dreath View Post
already ran memtest, tested both slots and both sticks with no errors. Also, I get the error on Windows 7 when the files are expanding and in XP, it shows after the blue screen part, like when you have to put your username and that stuff.

Question: Can I test both sticks at the same time? if it's yes, then i'll leave them like a day or something, since it's the only thing I can RMA haha
It is usually good to test them together first and then go to one at a time if there are errors with both together.
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14 Jan 2012   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Did you test both modules together to determine whether there were any conflicts/compatibility issues? Please keep us updated.
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