Quote: Originally Posted by paulpp
Hello like you guys/ women may have seen before roughly about a month ago i posted a topic which stated i got the blue screen of death when trying to install windows xp pro. I tried a series of different options such as installing from the cd and installing from a usb. I gathered the thought it was my disk even thouggh it worked fine on other systems so i managed to get hold of a another Windows XP Pro disk and just tryed to install it and the same result happened.
I put the cd rom in it goes through the first section of the installtion where it shows on the bottom of the screen what drivers
it is loading etc then it says sarting windows and then crashes with a blue screen.
I have no more ideas what i can do to install this onto my laptop and any help would be highley appriciated,
There are many things it could be... SO MANY!
- Could be bad CPU, mobo, ram, PSU, CD/DVD ROM, ...basically could be nearly any piece of hardware in the system.
- 2nd bad CD? <-- slim chance, but still possible... but you also tried a bootable usb, right?
- Perhaps you have a 64 bit XP and are trying to install on a PC that cannot run 64 bit...???
Ive been building and fixing PCs for nearly 20 years. If I were in your shoes, here's what I'd do:
1st thing I'd check would be the physical connections between everything...
Remove and re-insert every stick of RAM, do the same with every expansion card in the system. Always follows proper precautions to prevent ESD. (electro-static discharge... aka: static electricity).
Check every single connector from PSU, every drive data cable.
Check the fan/heatsink on cpu, the PSU as well...
Have you done any hardware changes to this system, recently? If so look to them first...
If nothing above works, try removing any add on cards. Disconnect unnecessary drives, card readers, etc... Then try the install again.
What version of XP and many have an included Service Pack... SP1, SP2, SP3. Which is yours? What bit version???
Hope something in here helps...
And even though you are trying to get help for xp on a Windows 7 forum... we wont hold it against you!
Oh... something else you could do to easily rule out many HW issues is to see if an alternate OS will install. Try one of the many free Linux distros like Ubuntu... (they're free!) If Linux loads successfully, you will know it isnt a hardware issue!