New build pc windows xp pro install problems

June 13, 2009 at 09:47:33
Specs: Windows XP
Hi,

I have recently built a new pc please see spec below. I am trying to install xp professional, the cd boots ok & gets me to the partion stage I create a partion NTFS of 20GB for OS. It then begins to copy files on to hardrive it then gets to around 60% (it varies) & says the following dll could not be copied I try pressing enter to retry or escape to skip it then comes up with a different dll file not copied if I continue doing this it eventually comes up with the blue screen of death IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL ! I have tried using 3 different cd drives as I read on another forum that it could not like my new cd drive - but they all have the same problem so I don't think it is this. I have tried re-seating all cables/connectors & reseating RAM. Can somebody please help me, I have installed windows once on my old pc & it was fairly straight forward. Its driving me crazy had a nice new pc for three weeks now & I cant use it !!!!

Many Thanks

Frankthetank

Spec.

Intel DP43TF iP43 Socket 775 6 channel audio ATX Motherboard
Intel Quad Core 8300
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 800Mhz/PC2-6400 REAPER Memory Unbuffered CL5 DUAL CHANNEL
500GB WD SATA2 WD5001AALS 7200
Pioneer DVR-216DBK 20x Internal Black Bare SATA DVD+/-RW Drive
1GB GAINW 9600GT BLISS (9627)
Coolermaster Black CM690 Case With 520W Modular PSU


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#1
June 13, 2009 at 10:41:31
Frank, I had same problem a year ago. I have been told it is the memory. I removed one memory stick and installation went fine. Afterwards I puted the memory stick back and all worked fine. This is, so I have been tolt, that windows installer uses all the memory available and wont skip a bad spot. After installation it works ok. Had no problems ever since. You might give it a try.
Peter

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#2
June 13, 2009 at 10:43:52
Many thanks I'm sure you know how frustrating it can be ? I will give that a try !

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#3
June 13, 2009 at 10:50:47
Reaper is high voltage RAM...2.2v-2.35v. If you're running default BIOS settings, it's possible your RAM is undervolted. And since your Quad runs at 1333MHz FSB, you should downclock the RAM to 667MHz to match.

Regardless, you should ALWAYS test RAM with memtest86 before using it.

download Memtest86 3.5 Release (3/Jan/09)


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#4
June 13, 2009 at 11:01:10
thankyou much appreciated

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#5
June 13, 2009 at 11:52:22
Hi I tried memtest it gets to about 45% an says unexpected interrupt cpu halted ? Does this mean my memory is faulty ? How do i down clock speed ?

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#6
June 13, 2009 at 11:59:00
Test the RAM one stick at a time. Did you make sure the memory voltage is set to at least 2.2v?

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#7
June 14, 2009 at 03:34:45
Ok i'm going to try this, the voltage was only set to 1.6v, I will see if this helps.
Thankyou

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#8
June 14, 2009 at 08:18:40
I no joy on changing the voltage to the ram, it still comes up with the following dll file was not copied a number of times under the blue screen of death apppears

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#9
June 15, 2009 at 01:47:02
have you tried the obviouse just a dirty cd wash in washing up liquid and dry gently

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