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« on: January 09, 2005, 08:27:49 PM »

i changed my boot screen and log on screen and now it wont go past the boot screen without it restarting itself... ive tried a couple of windows xp cds to try to re-install windows or re-format the hard drive but it keeps giving me error messages.... is there anyway to clear out the hard drive or reformat it so i can use my computer again?

Motherboard: Syntax K7SV266AD
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 1.66GHz
Memory: 512MB DDR
Hard Drive: Western Digital 30GB
OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
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« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2005, 08:42:41 PM »

Try using a Win98 BootDisk(floppy)
Get one from here: http://www.bootdisk.com/

Insert it into the Floppy drive and Reboot
At the A: promt type fdisk hit enter...

Read http://this

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2005, 09:05:16 PM »

when i boot from the windows xp cd it gives me a error message...  DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2005, 09:27:33 PM »

ok when i press enter after entering fdisk what do i do?
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2005, 09:28:05 PM »

I said BOOT from a WIN98 BOOT DISK...not the WinXP CD.. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2005, 09:29:55 PM »

i got the win98 boot disk and i pressed enter after entering fdisk, where do i go from there?
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2005, 09:32:49 PM »

If you want to read some info on that Message go here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

ERROR:DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2005, 09:40:50 PM »

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prmc_str_bjap.asp

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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2005, 09:54:43 PM »

Ok Matt...in your original post you said you wanted to REFORMAT and Re-Install WinXP..am I right?
Sometimes when having problems using the XP CD to Re-format you are able to use a Win98 Bootdisk.

All you need to do is F-Disk the HDD which will wipe it clean...then use format to Re-format the drive.

Read this FDISK Howto: http://www.perfectdrivers.com/howto/fdisk-format.html

After your finished Boot into the BIOS and set BOOT SEQUENCE to CD-Rom..
Insert the WinXP CD and Reboot..
You should be able to install XP at this point.

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« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2005, 10:46:05 PM »

ok so i deleted my hdd and re-formated a new one... i put the windows xp cd in and tell it to boot from the cdrom in the bios.... it loads all the files and it gets to the windows screen and then it restarts itself.... is it time to toss the damn thing out the window or should i beat it with a baseball bat first and then throw it out the window?  its still giving me a error message.... STOP: 0x0000007E i really hate computers now
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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2005, 11:36:56 PM »

ive switched out the memory, and did every config with it... i dont understand why my computer is doing this....what do i need to replace so i dont have to worry about this anymore?  cpu? mobo? hard drive?
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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2005, 02:45:14 AM »

These r my three errors from my three attempts at installing windows...

1) DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0X000000D1 (0X0000FFFF, OXOOOOOOO2, OXOOOOOOO0, OXOOOOFFFF)

2) DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x89A446B5, 0x0000000c, 0x0000000, 0xf98b51DB)
**** atapi.sys - Address F98B51DB base at F98B0000, DateStamp 3d6ddb04

3) STOP: 0x0000008E (oXCoooooo5, ox809064A1, 0xF9E81088, 0x0000000)
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« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2005, 06:08:10 AM »

what do i replace to get rid of all of this ****?  anyone? dont be shy...
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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2005, 05:49:04 PM »

Okay, take an aspirin, then when it is working, take a look at this page in the MSKB. It explains what the Driver_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL is and what you can do about it. Not that it is much of help at this time, since you cannot get into Windows, is my understanding.

The atapi.sys error though is a good hint. Windows XP didn't come with an up-to-date atapi.sys file.
As for an explanation of atapi:
ATA and ATAPI are the real names for the mass storage device interface that is frequently called IDE and EIDE.  IDE and EIDE are mostly used by marketing people who do not know what they are selling and by writers for magazines who do not know what they are writing about.

What does ATA mean? It stands for AT Attachment but most people don't remember what an AT is anymore (anyone remember the IBM PC/AT?). And what about ATAPI? It stands for ATA Packet Interface.

ATA/ATAPI is the most popular device interface today. Of the approximately 140 million hard disk drives made in the last year, 90+ percent are ATA. The remainder are various types of SCSI inteface drives. And the vast majority of CD-ROM drives are ATAPI devices. Most PCMCIA and CFA mass storage devices are also ATA or ATAPI devices.


So what does that mean? It would probably mean that you have installed Windows with the wrong IDE controller drivers. According to your motherboard specifications, you have UDMA/Ultra-ATA 100/133 controllers, which could need specific drivers before Windows setup recognises them as such speedy controllers. So my question to you is: did you get drivers on a floppy with the motherboard?
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« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2005, 11:45:54 PM »

it came with a cd for the drivers, but since i dont have a OS installed its saying it wont let me install the drivers.  anyway to install those drivers without a operating system?
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