i have been trying to fix this error for some time now but i have tried alot of things but plz i need help...
i am installing a new OS i am uisng an XP disc i have the code and everything else needed for it i do the setup and everything but the problem is when i am installing it the blue screen of death keeps coming up and i get the error IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
*** STOP: 0x0000000A, 0x00000010, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8051AA58
i am building a pc fom the ground up i have put in everything by myself here is a list of everything i have in it,
Western Digital 80GB HDD
Lite on DVD/CD writer SATA interface, bought the adapter to go from a IDE to a SATA
Intel Core 2 Duo
intel motherboard Classic series DG33FB
G.Skill Ram 2 Sticks 1 GB each
please help i am going crazy with this BSOD error message
In your BIOS settings what is your SATA HDD set to? RAID, AHCI, or IDE?
Also he can't install SP2/3 because he cant even install the OS in the first place.
Basically means you're trying to install XP on ur HDD and it doesn't recognize your HDD because XP was made before SATA, so it doesn't have the drivers. You have two options. Emulate ur HDD for IDE or install XP with the drivers through the the F6 method and a floppy drive, or make a new XP disc with the drivers integrated using NLite. AHCI is slightly faster than emulating IDE, but wont make that much of a difference. If you emulate it in IDE mode, XP will recognize your HDD without having to do anything. (I don't know much about that motherboard, so I dont know where the setting would be, but it should be fairly easy to find.)
I had that exact same issue with my computer and it turned out to be the ram. Try downloading memtest86+ and burning it to a CD then boot off of that. Also try removing one mem stick at a time and put them in different slots on the motherboard.