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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources screen goes blank during setup - reinstall with reformat w.. Forum SolvedBlue screen of death during windows loading screen (more info in comments) Forum Trying to reformat and reinstall Windows, screen keeps going black. Forum SolvedBlue Screen during Dark souls Forum SolvedWindowsXP 0x0000007B during install. Blue Screen Of Death Forum SolvedBSOD on startup (nvlddmkm.sys), artifacts during! blue screen Forum Solvedpc boots but blue screens during start up loading screen Forum Windows 7 64 bit blue screen since re-install of a old game , NO restore point :((( help please Forum SolvedBlue screen during Prime95 normal? Forum SolvedSabertooth Z87 blue screen during windows startup Forum SolvedMy PC Blue-screens during a game Forum SolvedBlue screens during gaming(Dota 2) and Display Driver has stopped responding Forum Blue Screen crashes during some stuff playing (games,videos) Forum Multiple Blue Screen of Death Crashes during gaming Please HELP Forum Win7 Home OEM 64 bit - new build fresh install blue screen during install Forum SolvedBlue screening during games Forum Blue Screen during video converting Forum how can i reinstall windows 7 i have a blue screen that says start up repair and it does nothing but the same thing Forum SolvedBlue screen during write-zero, window cant see HDD Forum SolvedBlue screens after fresh reinstall?! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !