SP1 Install & BSD

I've tried twice to download and install WXPro SP1 from updates.microsoft.com.Each time, about half way thru, I get a BSD (blue Screen of Death for the newbies out there) that reads something like:
Windows has shut down to protect your system. If you haven't seen this message before, close windows and restart your machine. Check to make sure all devices are properly installed. If you need to, start windows in safe mode. Check to make sure the latest drivers are installed."

Well, I dl'd the drivers from Gigabyte for my new GA K8NS Pro mobo and installed them. Well, at least tried to. The Marvell driver install wouldn't run. The nVidia geForce3 250 drivers did okay, except it wants DX9.

Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions? Building this new PC was a piece of cake compared with getting Microsuck WinXPro to install.

I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
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  1. BSOD's are usually the result of bad ram modules or/and inadequate power supply unit.(PSU)
  2. Well, I reinstalled the floppy drive. And, yes Crashman, you were right. I had the cable flopped.
    When I tried installing Noton Sytem Works Pro 2004, it gets as far as showing it's installing NAV and then the BSOD pops up. The error message is something like machine_execute_exception, whatever the hell that means.
    This is the same message I got when trying to load WinXP SP1. DX9 went on with no hitches, as did the drivers for my video card and the mobo.
    Until I can get that puppy fixed, I'm running naked.
    Any help would be appreciated.

    Gigabyte GA K8NS Pro mobo
    Athlon64 3000+
    Kingston DDR PC 3200 Hyperx 512 MB kit
    ATI Radeon 9200 *
    Maxtor 80 GB HDD *
    Western Digital Caviar 30 GB HDD *
    Dell 17" monitor *
    Dell Quitkey keyboard *
    Cendyne DVD-RW (NEC 1100A) *

    Items with asterisks were in previous machine.
    Device Manager shows all devices operating properly.

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
  3. Something is causing Windows XP Pro SP1 to malfunction when I'm trying to install it. I can get every other update just fine, but SP1 stops and returns an error called "machine_check_exception" . I even formatted the hard drive and did a clean instal of Win XP Pro, then loaded the nVidia and Gigabyte drivers. Once that was loaded, I loaded the ATI Radeon 9200 drivers. I disabled the Gigabyte & SiS raid controllers from BIOS. Went to Windows Update and downloaded 52 security patches. Everything was as smooth as glass. When I tried to DL SP1, the system craps out. Any suggestions? The Windows newsgroups, Tom's Hardware, SharkyExtreme and AnandTech web sites haven't a clue what's going on.
    The two harddrives, the DVD+RW, and Radeon 9200 were all transferred from my Dell XPS-T700r (with PowerLeap 1.4 GHz CPU) and had all worked flawlessly.
    Interestingly enough, when I try to load Norton AntiVirus, it also return the machine_check_exception error, but the rest of Norton SystemWOrks Pro 2004 installs without a squawk.

    Gigabyte GA K8NS Pro mobo
    Athlon64 3000+ CPU
    Kingston Hyperx 512 MB kit PC3200 (KHX3200AK2/512)
    ATI Radeon 9200
    Onboard RealTec audio
    Onboard Marvell 10/100/1000 LAN connection/controller
    Maxtor 80 GB HDD
    WD 30 GB HDD
    NEC floppy
    CoolerMaster Praetorian Case

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue: <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by kep55 on 08/21/04 00:01 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
  4. I think I may have narrowed down the problem. There's something wrong with my Western Digital drive. I tried to run AdAware, chkdsk, file cut, file copy, Ghost and they all return the machine check exception error.
    So, any suggestions on how I can move about 500 files off the two logical drives so I can run fdisk & format on the WD Caviar?

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
  5. Crapadoodle! I switched my Maxtor from master and my WD from slave to both as Cable Select. Doggone if I'm not still getting that frigging machine_check_exception error.
    I did notice that if I move / copy more than one or two files at a time from the WD to the Max the mce crops up.

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
  6. Okay, it's not the HD, although after two or three file transfers at once the MCE pops up. I got these errors from the Event Viewer. Could they be the cause?

    Here are some error messages I found in the Event Viewer. They all point to the COM+ events. Could these be causing the MCE?

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (52)
    Event ID: 4354
    Date: 8/21/2004
    Time: 8:38:20 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: CAESAR
    The COM+ Event System failed to fire the StartShell method on subscription {A5978620-5B3F-F1D1-8ED2-00FA0035B753}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}-{00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000}. The subscriber returned HRESULT 80004001.

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (52)
    Event ID: 4356
    Date: 8/21/2004
    Time: 11:20:56 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: CAESAR
    The COM+ Event System failed to create an instance of the subscriber partition:{41E90F3E-56C1-4633-81C3-6E8BAC8BDD70}!new:{D3938AB0-5B9D-11D1-8DD2-00AA004ABD5E}. CoGetObject returned HRESULT 80070422.

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: EventSystem
    Event Category: (54)
    Event ID: 4353
    Date: 8/21/2004
    Time: 11:20:56 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: CAESAR
    The COM+ Event System attempted to fire the EventObjectChange::ChangedSubscription event but received a bad return code. HRESULT was 80040201.

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
  7. Have a look <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/support/ee/result.aspx?prodname=windows operating system&lcid=1033&evtid=4354&evtsrc=eventsystem&prodver=5.2" target="_new">here</A>
    <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319590&sd=ee" target="_new">here</A>
  8. That makes sense since I whack Messenger with every install. I have this thing about pop-windows from spamhouses (www.updatewindows.org, etc.) popping up all the time. I also have this thing about leaving my system open to the world.

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
  9. Yeah, you have to careful with messenger, outlook express and Internet Explorer IE6 bacause they are so intertwined with windows and by altering them sometimes causes weird behaviours. I don't like messenger either but all I do is disable it in Add remove programs/ windows components. Safest way IMHO.
  10. easy way to disable msn messenger is to rename the folder in "program files\messenger" to say "messengeroff"

    kinda easy way to do it.. works like a charm. I have never had an issue with any updates etc.. :D

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  11. I think I figured out what is wrong. I used Device Manager to disable my Western Digital drive, which has two logical drives. I ran AdAware SE 6 which would also cause the MCE and it ran flawlessly.
    So why would that drive give me bad vibes? It ran perfectly on my other PC w/WXPro

    I know enuff to be dangerous. :tongue:
  12. Yes I agree, another way is to try this if you are game enough:
    Click > Start \ Run \ then type "RunDll32 advpack.dll,LaunchINFSection %windir%\INF\msmsgs.inf,BLC.Remove" > Click
    "OK" (Without the quotes of course)

    I got the above from <A HREF="http://www.theeldergeek.com/messenger_removal.htm" target="_new">TheElderGeek.Com</A>

    <font color=red> Warning: If anyone wants to try this it is entirly at their own risk.</font color=red>
  13. That works great, only you HAVE to make sure you're running Messenger 4.7 for it to work. It won't work on 4.6... so you have to go to Windows Update, update to 4.7, then remove it using that command line. If you install 6.2 after that, it won't integrate itself back into Outlook Express, and OE works much faster that way.

    Just be aware that when you do Windows Updates, Messenger 4.7 will be on this list again, even if you have 6.2 installed.

    <font color=red> If you design software that is fool-proof, only a fool will want to use it. </font color=red>
  14. Good point.
    I lost my thinkin' hat, my excuse and I m stickin' too it :wink:
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