After getting the blue screen of death all of the time and not being able to boot up in any mode. I decided to totally reformat that hard disk and reinstall Windows. There is a problem though!
Before I tell you the problem, I just thought that I'd mention that my system is a Dell Dimension and I use the Windows XP OEM Disk to install Windows. My hard drive is a SATA.
I turn the computer on, and press F2 to enter the BIOS Settings. I change the boot order so that the CD-DRIVE boots first (The Disk doesn't actually boot from the CD DRIVE, it boots from the DVD DRIVE. I think this is because the DVD DRIVE is the 'Master' or something). When I have changed the boot order, I reboot. I then get the 'Press any key to boot from CD' message. I press a key and then the Windows setup begins.
The setup starts off by loading files (drivers etc).
I then press 'ENTER' to set up Windows XP (there is no previous version of XP installed).
I then accept the agreement by pressing F8.
It now comes to a page with the available partitions.
I highlight the C: Partition (NTFS) and press the 'D' to delete it. And then recreate the C: Partition (NTFS) by pressing 'C'. I then press 'Enter' to install Windows on this New, Raw partition.
I format the partition. This is fine. Gets to 100% nicely. The problem is the next bit:
The Windows XP setup copies files to the Windows Installation folders. It copies so many files but then randomly stops stating that it can't copy a specific file, and asks me to try again or skip. The thing is, I've retried installing it and sometimes, files that can't be copied will actually copy other times I try.
One of the files I see quite often is 'pro_seg5.swf'. A lot of the time this file can't be copied, but other times i've tried, it has copied! But a different file pops up instead.
I actually nearly got to the end of copying all files until one popped up when it was nearly finished. I skipped it and Windows began installing!... but after a few minutes, a blue screen appeared.
I've just got a blue screen now. Here is the information:
*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x83351E48, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x80828D6B)
What do you guys think the problem could be? I think it's got to be something to do with inside the system itself. Maybe the DVD DRIVE the disk boots from? I wanna try booting the CD from the CD ROM DRIVE but I don't know how, it doesn't work when I insert it in there.