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Windows Xp wont install "BLUE SCREEN ERROR"

by geek100 / January 1, 2015 4:54 AM PST

I decided to install Win 7 on my old dell desktop but can't install "intel 82836g graphics controller" driver because these are only supported by Win xp . . .so now i am trying to install win xp now but when windows is just about to start installing after loading files this stupid error appear in blue screen "A problem has been detected Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer ...check for viruses and nely install hard drive and hard drive controllers RUn chkdsk/f to check for hard drive corruption " i have run chkdsk there were no errors found .... this error keeps on appearing SO PLEASE PEOPLE HELP ME OUT ... I'd really appreciate your help... and sorry for my bad english

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Tell a little more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2015 2:19 PM PST

Is this desktop SATA based? XP's install can be very hard on folk. The message sounds like the usual but I can't tell much about the PC.

As to 7, why not install a 30 buck video card?

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Any other way to install win xp..
by geek100 / January 1, 2015 4:02 PM PST
In reply to: Tell a little more.

Thanks for help.. no it's not sata based's pata based,Is there any other way to install windows xp i mean without going into boot menu..can't i just plug usb windows 7 and install xp from there... Sad

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Re: install XP
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 1, 2015 6:19 PM PST

XP must be installed from the CD. Not other way is supported.

What OS was originally on that "old Dell desktop"? And why does it need another?


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by geek100 / January 2, 2015 12:09 AM PST
In reply to: Re: install XP

I got new windows dvd and tried to install and it worked thank you so much for your help Happy

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There are dozens of reaons XP fails to install.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 1, 2015 11:54 PM PST

Since I don't know which Dell it was and more, here's the next failure I see too often.

Something is plugged into the USB ports or the machine isn't stock/blank. That is, if the HDD has some remnant of 7 there, XP installs do indeed fail.

-> Installing XP is all over the web so unless folk share what they are doing no one can guess the reason it failed. Installing XP in some unsupported way is also a big source of install woe.

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did you try compatibility mode
by James Denison / January 1, 2015 9:53 PM PST
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check this steps
by vembutech / January 11, 2015 4:38 PM PST

Hi, normally the BSOD issue will occur, because of the hardware changes, BIOS settings changes,antivirus, system files corrupted. In this case better you try the machine in the SAFE MODE option or LAST KNOWN GOOD CONFIGURATION. If this two options didn't work means you can try SAFE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT and type this command to restore your PC. Command is "rstrui.exe" . If this all didn't work means you can try repair option with the help of the OS disk. Also check the below link.


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