Installing Windows Problem!!

edited June 2008 in Hardware
Well I'm trying to install Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 on a computer. I reformat the Hard Drive, and the install continues until it has 39 minutes left, then it crashes, I reboot, reformat, it crashes during the format, reboot, reformat, and it crashes when it gets to 39 minutes left again on the install.

Oh Ya and after the second 2 times it BSOD'ed. I left it sitting on the BSOD so I'll write down the error message now.

A problem has been detected and your windows has been shut down to prevent damage from happening to your computer.
Technical info:
Stop: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xF6D7159c, 0xF6D71298, 0xF71BC51F)
NTFS.sys - F71BC51F base at F7182000, DateStamp 41107eea

Is the Hard Drive bad? Is there any way I can check it without having the computer started up into an operating system? I hope Hitachi has a good warranty on its drives. :D

Comments

  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited June 2008
  • edited June 2008
    I'll try what it says and get back to you this evening because its after midnight here and ive got to get up early today.
  • edited June 2008
    Im running the diagnostice Now.
  • edited June 2008
    Hitachi HD Tester
    Ok I tested the Hard Drive No Problem.

    Mem-test 86 v3.4
    Then I did A memory test and part way through the test program CD crashed.
  • edited June 2008
    We have 2 correctable ECC errors on the memory and thats where it crashed.

    Re-Run the test no correctable errors.
    8449 errors in memory slots 0 and 1.

    4341 Errors in slot 0, 4108 Errors in slot 1. Thats where it crashed.
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Watch Slut, Mumble Hivemind Drone Austin, TX
    edited June 2008
    Your RAM is bad.
  • edited June 2008
    Good thing its got lifetime warranty :)
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