Failed install Windows 7 BSOD/Error

April 24, 2012 at 13:21:29
Specs: Windows 7
I am trying to install windows 7 on my PC and in the beginning when i reached a certain percentage of "Expanding Windows Files" it would give me an error and fail to install

After researching the problem I found many people saying that when they removed some RAM it fixed the problem and successfully installed, so I tried this and took out a 2gig stick out of my 6 gigs available.

Now the expanding files portion reaches a higher percentage but instead of an error message I get a blue screen of death that says "IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS" and 0x00000000A if that means anything (I'm not sure what codes mean what and which are relevent)

I run the disc on startup and delete all partitions, create new and format in the beginning as well.

*edit* I just attempted again and instead of the blue screen it just failed and gave the error 0x80070570

*edit2* third attempt now i have a new blue screen that says "BAD_POOL_CALLER" 0x000000C2


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#1
April 24, 2012 at 13:42:31
I tried this and took out a 2gig stick out of my 6 gigs available.
Try a different stick this time.

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#2
April 24, 2012 at 13:47:24
do you think it would be ok to do it with just 2 gigs? or should i just swap one out

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#3
April 24, 2012 at 13:48:41
Stop trying to install windows and start testing your hardware.

Your system specs will be helpful here.


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April 24, 2012 at 13:54:05
do you think it would be ok to do it with just 2 gigs? or should i just swap one out
One of the sticks currently in there is probably bad. Swap them. If you still get errors, swap the one you haven't removed yet. If you still have errors, it isn't the RAM.

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April 24, 2012 at 18:22:12
Run Memtest to test the memory, let it run all tests unless you get errors. Retest with one stick at a time to find the problem stick(s). Replace as needed, but as assumed, you will not need all of it to install Windows 7 64bit, but it will be slow on 2BG.
Test your hard drive with the hard drive manufacturer's test utility.
Both of these can be downloaded as ISO image and burned to separate CD's and boot to them one at a time. Run Memtest first since it does not need to access the hard drive but the hard drive test does need good memory to give you an accurate evaluation.
If you still have trouble after ensuring that these critical components are good, list ALL components including makes and models and list results.

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