Bitstring <[email protected]>, from the wonderful
person Stevie Boy <[email protected]> said
Would help a lot if you told us WHICH 'Stop error', there are a lot to
If you boot from the CD and take the 'repair' option (the first one) to
get to repair console, can you even see the Hard disk? Or does that get
you a stop error too?
I believe so as I tried chkdsk which repaired a load of errors but still
failed to load. I also tried a downloaded copy of SP2 with same result.
Only when I reformat & load XP does it work. I don't know if SP2 requires
all motherboard drivers as I as yet have not loaded them from the supplied
Strange - normally SP2 fixes those problems rather than causing them.
Maybe the simplest solution is to install 'vanilla' XP and then apply
the 10001 patches to get to SP2 the hard way?
Tells you all about the error. When I've seen it it has usually been
missing drivers for SATA discs, but in that case SP2 usually fixes it
and 'vanilla' (SP0) is the one the causes it.
I am alarmed that you say 'chkdsk repaired a load of errors' .. if this
was a new install there should not be any errors. Have you tried the
disk maker's checking programs (usually boot from CD)? Maybe you have a
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