Installing windows XP on brand new computer



Lucas
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Hello, I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro on a brand new computer, here are
the specs.

200gb Western Digital SATA hard drive
3.2ghz p4 socket 775 cpu
2gb ddr400 ram
Intel D915GAV(L) mother board

I think that's all that's important.
Ok, Whenever I try to install Windows to the SATA hard drive, I get soem
sort of blue screen before it completes. I am able to get to the main part
and format the drive, but some time during the copying of files it always
crashed. I don't know why but the errors I usualy get are either no error,
just an explination that one has occured and I must reboot. something about
an error with a .SIF file line (different lines) and the most common beinh
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.

I never have had ANY problems installing windows before. this computer does
not have any operating system yet and I am having serious troubl einstalling
one. Is there soemthing I'm doing wrong? what else can I try? a little help
would be awsome.

Shenan Stanley
07-10-2005, 02:15 AM
Lucas wrote:
> Hello, I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro on a brand new computer,
> here are the specs.
>
> 200gb Western Digital SATA hard drive
> 3.2ghz p4 socket 775 cpu
> 2gb ddr400 ram
> Intel D915GAV(L) mother board
>
> I think that's all that's important.
> Ok, Whenever I try to install Windows to the SATA hard drive, I get
> soem sort of blue screen before it completes. I am able to get to the
> main part and format the drive, but some time during the copying of
> files it always crashed. I don't know why but the errors I usualy get
> are either no error, just an explination that one has occured and I
> must reboot. something about an error with a .SIF file line
> (different lines) and the most common beinh
> PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
>
> I never have had ANY problems installing windows before. this
> computer does not have any operating system yet and I am having
> serious troubl einstalling one. Is there soemthing I'm doing wrong?
> what else can I try? a little help would be awsome.

Check for a damaged Windows XP CD..
Clean it with a soft cloth.

Check for a dmaged CDROM drive - use a different one if possible.

If you have more than one stick of RAM, move them around or remove some if
possible. (Bad RAM can cause issues.)

--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--

Lucas
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
The XP cd I have is fine, it's brand new so theres no scratches, same with cd
rom... however there are 4 sticks of ram in there too, i'll try messing with
them.. A weird thing that's been happening. i'm not sure if it's the
motherboard or the ram. but when I have the computer off for a couple minutes
and turn it on, it goes fine no problems. but after its' on for a few mintues
and I reboot, I get Read/Write errors in the Ram test run by the system bios.
Any idea what that's about? why it'd pass off the bat when the computers off
but fail after its' been on for a few minutes? sound like a motherboard or
ram issue?

Thanks for your time :)


"Shenan Stanley" wrote:

> Lucas wrote:
> > Hello, I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro on a brand new computer,
> > here are the specs.
> >
> > 200gb Western Digital SATA hard drive
> > 3.2ghz p4 socket 775 cpu
> > 2gb ddr400 ram
> > Intel D915GAV(L) mother board
> >
> > I think that's all that's important.
> > Ok, Whenever I try to install Windows to the SATA hard drive, I get
> > soem sort of blue screen before it completes. I am able to get to the
> > main part and format the drive, but some time during the copying of
> > files it always crashed. I don't know why but the errors I usualy get
> > are either no error, just an explination that one has occured and I
> > must reboot. something about an error with a .SIF file line
> > (different lines) and the most common beinh
> > PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
> >
> > I never have had ANY problems installing windows before. this
> > computer does not have any operating system yet and I am having
> > serious troubl einstalling one. Is there soemthing I'm doing wrong?
> > what else can I try? a little help would be awsome.
>
> Check for a damaged Windows XP CD..
> Clean it with a soft cloth.
>
> Check for a dmaged CDROM drive - use a different one if possible.
>
> If you have more than one stick of RAM, move them around or remove some if
> possible. (Bad RAM can cause issues.)
>
> --
> Shenan Stanley
> MS-MVP
> --
>
>
>

Phillips
07-10-2005, 02:16 AM
Try installing with only one pair of (matching) RAM sticks - guess all 4
sticks should be matched and you probably have 2x512MB kit sticks matched by
manufacturer - at best :) Anyway, try the Default/Auto settings in BIOS
before installing XP - if this Intel board has any mild overclocking (turbo,
latency blah blah) feature whatsoever.

Michael

"Lucas" <Lucas@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D44AA155-383B-478C-B0BD-E1234A12557A@microsoft.com...
> The XP cd I have is fine, it's brand new so theres no scratches, same with
> cd
> rom... however there are 4 sticks of ram in there too, i'll try messing
> with
> them.. A weird thing that's been happening. i'm not sure if it's the
> motherboard or the ram. but when I have the computer off for a couple
> minutes
> and turn it on, it goes fine no problems. but after its' on for a few
> mintues
> and I reboot, I get Read/Write errors in the Ram test run by the system
> bios.
> Any idea what that's about? why it'd pass off the bat when the computers
> off
> but fail after its' been on for a few minutes? sound like a motherboard or
> ram issue?
>
> Thanks for your time :)
>
>
> "Shenan Stanley" wrote:
>
>> Lucas wrote:
>> > Hello, I'm trying to install Windows XP Pro on a brand new computer,
>> > here are the specs.
>> >
>> > 200gb Western Digital SATA hard drive
>> > 3.2ghz p4 socket 775 cpu
>> > 2gb ddr400 ram
>> > Intel D915GAV(L) mother board
>> >
>> > I think that's all that's important.
>> > Ok, Whenever I try to install Windows to the SATA hard drive, I get
>> > soem sort of blue screen before it completes. I am able to get to the
>> > main part and format the drive, but some time during the copying of
>> > files it always crashed. I don't know why but the errors I usualy get
>> > are either no error, just an explination that one has occured and I
>> > must reboot. something about an error with a .SIF file line
>> > (different lines) and the most common beinh
>> > PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA.
>> >
>> > I never have had ANY problems installing windows before. this
>> > computer does not have any operating system yet and I am having
>> > serious troubl einstalling one. Is there soemthing I'm doing wrong?
>> > what else can I try? a little help would be awsome.
>>
>> Check for a damaged Windows XP CD..
>> Clean it with a soft cloth.
>>
>> Check for a dmaged CDROM drive - use a different one if possible.
>>
>> If you have more than one stick of RAM, move them around or remove some
>> if
>> possible. (Bad RAM can cause issues.)
>>
>> --
>> Shenan Stanley
>> MS-MVP
>> --
>>
>>
>>


Installing windows XP on brand new computer