Blue screen during reformat / reinstall Tags: Security Blue Screen Windows XP Last response: June 9, 2011 7:49 PM in Windows XP Share KingKenny June 9, 2011 1:37:13 AM This issue is happening on a buddy's Compaq. It was randomly crashing so he ran a restore of sorts which deleted his OS off of the HD. When he loaded his boot disc to attempt to reformat and reinstall Windows XP he gets the blue screen of death. I am in the process of gathering more information from him as this is quite vague.. but if anyone has any ideas of what may the underlying cause please let me know. At this point I don't know if it's something in the BIOS or if there is something corrupted or if there is any other way to wipe the HD to try to install Windows again. More about : blue screen reformat reinstall PhilFrisbie a b 8 Security June 9, 2011 7:49:58 PM You should perform a full memory test such as the free version of MemTest86. Memory problems are a common cause of crashes and blue screens during Windows installation. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources screen goes blank during setup - reinstall with reformat w.. Forum Blue Screen of Death during format! Help needed! Forum Blue screen during AMD catalyst update Forum BSOD on mature hardware after reformat /install Forum Troubleshooting Blue Screen (BSOD). During Gameplay Forum Windows 7 blue screen after power loss during updates. Forum Multiple_Complete_IRP_Requests Blue Screen Forum reformat reinstall windows? How important? Forum Blue Screen of Death at startup Forum Blue screen of death - HELP! Forum Blue screen and PC Speaker oddities... Forum Corrupt Hard Drive, "IRQL_NOT LESS_OR_EQUAL" blue screen Forum Help! New Mobo/Processor - Reformat with XP Forum blue screen crash during boot Forum Gigabyte ga-p55a-ud3 blue screen windows 7 Forum Laptop "crashes" at blue Windows 7 screen Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum Logon Screen -Disable Programs running notification Forum SCREEN RESOLUTION Forum Why laptop is forcely shutdown during installation of windows xp Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !