Either you have a faulty component, or some piece of hardware attached to
the system is not natively supported. I have seen several instances where
having onboard IE1394 (firewire) enabled has halted installations. Make sure
to disable non-essential onboard components when troubleshooting. Otherwise,
I'd say you have a faulty motherboard, power supply, or cpu. As well, there
is a known timing issue with installing Vistax64 when all 4 memory slots are
filled, try only 2 matched modules in bank 0.
Incidentally, updating a BIOS has nothing to do with the hard drive. This
process places a new set of instructions on the motherboard's BIOS chipset.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"stephenbuck415" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> The other morning I was met with a blue screen and several error codes.
> I have attempted to correct the situation on my own following what
> instructions I have been able to find and have made no progress.
> The problem is that Vista 64x crashed and I am unable to install it on
> a brand new internal hard drive.
> System Specs:
> The install disk is Build 6001: Service Pack 1.
> Intel DX58SO
> Intel i7 920 @ 2.67
> BIOS: SOX5810J.86A.4196.2009.0715.1958 (default settings, this is the
> curent bios as of Oct. 19, 2009)
> 6GB Corsair RAM
> Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB PCIe w/Dual Link DVI
> 1 Seagate internal SATA 1.5 TB
> 1 Dell S2409W 24" HD 1080p Monitor
> Corsair Power Supply 1000w
> Cable Internet
> The corrective action taken thus far is:
> - Using the original Vista 64-bit install disk, attempted to repair the
> system. It found a bug but was unable to repair it. I did not record the
> bug code.
> - Using the original Vista 64-bit install disk, formatted the C drive
> and attempted to re-install Vista 64-bit. I was unable to get to the
> point to install the software because of a similar blue screen.
> - Not knowing what to do, I went to a local store and bought a new C
> drive. The new drive has been installed and all other drives have been
> detached from the board and power supply. Using an old laptop, I went to
> the Intel site and downloaded the most current BIOS. I successfully
> installed the new BIOS on the clean system. When attempting to install
> V64 onto the new drive (with no other drives connected or powered) I get
> the attached blue
> --- STEPS TAKEN ---
> Removed all peripherals attached to PC. Removed all RAM. Dusted
> Installed only one 2gb ram card
> Attached one monitor.
> Attempted to Boot from DVd and got the same bluescreen as original
> attachment (same error code):
> STOP: 0X0000001e ( 0xFFFFFFFFC0000096, OxFFFFF8000A4AE523,
> 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 )
> Restarted System
> On restart, attempted to Boot from dvd
> pressed F8
> got message: Windows is loading files
> selected the option to RUN WINDOWS IN SAFE MODE
> Received screen message: loading files
> The first install screen opened (language, time and currency, keyboard
> or input method). Left options at default.
> Pressed Next.
> Chose Install Now.
> System Message: Please wait...
> System Message: Type your product key for activation. (Entered product
> Checked "I accept the license terms".
> Which type of installation?
> - Custom (advanced)
> - upgrade disabled (no other options are available)
> Next Screen:
> Display: Disk 0 Partition 1 1397.3GB
> Selected Next
> System Message: copying files
> System Message: expanding files
> System Message: installed in safe mode, restarting
> During restart the system flashed to a blue screen with new codes and
> automatically restarted. Unable to retrieve codes.
> Attempted to start windows in safe mode.
> Received windows error message when loading windows:
> The computer restarted unexpedly or encountered an unexpected error.
> Windows installation can not proceed. To install Windows, click "OK" to
> restart the computer, and then restart the installation drive.
> ---- COMMENTS ---
> I reinstalled all 6GB of RAM.
> Subsequent install attempts allowed me to get to the point where
> Windows asks the user to enter a User Name and Password. I entered a
> username, Buck-i7, no password, pressed Okay or Next, and then the
> system crashed with a blue screen and then automatically restarted. Each
> time I repeated the process to get to that point, I attempted to enter
> the original user name but the system indicated it was in use.