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Join Date: Dec 2008
Re: Getting BSOD While installing XP PRO - 12-27-2008, 04:23 PM
I was getting the BSOD possibly for several reasons of one or many - I believe the Optical drive was not running fast enough when trying to copy file - (I have since purchased a seperate power supply from I/O Magic which was made for the Dell Mini9 - as it turns out, the copy of XP Pro I purchased on a web site was a counterfeit copy, and of course the seller would not refund or send a "real" copy - so after getting a real copy I was finally able to get it up and running in a round about way - if you would like to know how it was done - send a message to me.
Next will be possibly upgrading the ssd to a runcore model for faster performance - the one that came with the DELL does read at approx 70mb.....but I was only able to test writing up to 14mb.....extremely slow when compaired to the runcore stats........have a great Mini9 day
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Getting BSOD While installing XP PRO - 02-06-2009, 02:50 PM
My first post here. I have gotten many useful information in this forum. it is time to contribute.
I got my Mini9 with Unbuntu. Since the first day, I loaded fine with Mac 10.5.6. Thanks to the information I got from here. Early this week, I figure I want to try Windows XP Pro. So I did and if failed. Same error as this post the 0...07B BSOD.
I have tried the following medias. Same exact error. BSOD would appear when it starting to load Windows.
Windows XP Pro - Volume License
Windows XP Pro SP1 - Volume License
Windows XP Pro SP2 - Volume License
Windows XP Pro SP3- Volume License
Windows XP Pro SP1 - Dell Reinstallation CD
Windows XP Pro SP2 - Dell Reinstallation CD
Windows XP Pro 30 Day Eval (don't know which SP)
And I even try Windows 2003 32 bit and Windows 2003 R2 32bit (blue screen with diff. error code)
I have tried different firmware from 01 to 04. Repeat the process above. Also did the gpart thing via a bootable CD and Fdisk via Dos before loading the CD. Again, none of them work.
I got my external DVD from Dell when I ordered my Mini 9. It is an IO Magic IDVD8PEB. I used the same drive to load my Unbuntu and MacOS, works fine. Using the same External DVD, I was able to load Windows XP Pro with my Dell Dimension and my home-made PC.
I got a little frustrusted last night and took my co workers external DVD drive. It is a Sony DVD+RW with an external power supply, thats resolve my problem. I was able to load Windows XP Pro just fine. Nero shows both external DVD are running at the same speed settings. I don't know if it is the USB that is not pushing enough power to the USB or something. I really hate Dell for selling me an external DVD that I can't use.
Best of luck to everyone that experience the same problem. In summary, try another external DVD that has its own power supply or simply another external DVD (not not IOMagic becuase the magic is not happening.)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Re: Getting BSOD While installing XP PRO - 02-21-2009, 02:15 PM
MacBookPro2011 | OSX 10.6.7 | 4G RAM | 500 HD
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: Getting BSOD While installing XP PRO - 03-12-2009, 12:15 AM
I also am getting the BSOD on my brand new A04 version.
But I am trying this...
http://www.vandomburg.net/installing-wi ... -from-usb/
This guy says that during the XP installation, USB drives are disconnected, and that is why it won't install...so he suggests using some files from Windows Server 2003 SP1 to solve that problem.
Join Date: Oct 2008
Re: Getting BSOD While installing XP PRO - 03-12-2009, 12:24 AM
I wrote this piece back in March 2006 before transferring it to my new blog. Itâ€™s quite possible that bits and pieces of this HOWTO are outdated. If any are and you find a solution, then please leave a comment for everyone to peruse.
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