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Windows 7: BSOD Installing windows 7 or XP

22 Dec 2011   #1
Dreath

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
writhziden

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
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. 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
writhziden

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
Dreath

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

already ran memtest, tested both slots and both sticks with no errors. Also, I get the error on Win7 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
writhziden

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 Win7 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
writhziden

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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