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Blue Screen of Death - new system build

by hurricanefloyd / June 23, 2007 2:51 AM PDT

I'm geting the Blue Screen of Death on a brand new system I built. It has yet to boot into Windows XP. I have a new motherboard, cpu, video card, and RAM along with 2 of the old hard drives, 1 with XP and the other with Linux Ubuntu. Neither drive will boot.

I can get into the BIOS fine, it then runs a memory check which says it's ok, then as it continues to boot and I am expecting the XP splash page, then I get the BOSD.
It says to check newly installed hard drives, hard drive controllers, check for viruses, and check the drive for errors. This is the error:

STOP: 0x0000007B (OXF78A2528, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

I have also received this error:

STOP: 0x0000007B (OXBACC7528, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)

Here are the new parts I am using:

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard -

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor -

SAPPHIRE 100166L Radeon X1650XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card -

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory -

Could this BSOD be due to faulty RAM?

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by hurricanefloyd / June 23, 2007 3:07 AM PDT

oops...links don't work....will try to fix it

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2007 3:10 AM PDT

There are other notes at

My favorite on these is finding the OS install being incomplete. I'll share my short version.

1. I use my XP SP2 CD (I know prior versions have issues with today's hardware.)
2. I have my SATA driver diskette handy for this machine.
3. I boot my XP SP2 CD and when it asks for more drivers I press the F6 key and supply the SATA drivers diskette.
4. XP is now installed but not completed.
5. I install the motherboard drivers, then video, audio and other items.
6. Before I connect to the internet I install my firewall.


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What Microsoft writes about this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 23, 2007 3:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes.
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Interesting remark you made ...
by Edward ODaniel / June 23, 2007 3:28 AM PDT
along with 2 of the old hard drives, 1 with XP and the other with Linux Ubuntu. Neither drive will boot.

Did you simply connect the drives to the new MB and expect the box to boot or did you actually REINSTALL XP on the old drive AFTER placing it in the new box?

Connecting a drive where the OS was installed on another box will give the results you have observed.
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by hurricanefloyd / June 23, 2007 3:58 AM PDT

i did not reinstall XP, I connected the old HDD's to the new motherboard and expected it to boot.

I am unable to reinstall XP but I will try to boot from the XP cd.

Also, I have a brand new copy of Vista handy but I do not want to install over XP. That drive is not partitioned and I do not want to lose the data I have on it just yet. So, is there a way to re-format the Linux drive so I can do a clean install of Vista on that one?

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