I got caught up in a strange problem. It's really annoying me. I'm writing this by logging into ultimate boot cd.
Strange because, it never happened before. Just about a week ago I installed and it installed perfectly fine. (I used a different Windows XP CD & a different DVD drive then).
Now I'm trying to install windows xp pro sp3. When I insert the CD. Everything till "Loading %^$@#$@#$..." is fine. Then comes the step "Starting Windows Setup" and then suddenly a Blue Screen pops up.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
Plug & Play detected an error most likely caused by faulty driver.
If this is the first time you've seen this error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps.
Check to makes sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching and shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.
Stop: 00x000000CA (0X00000001, 0X826E0798, 0X826E058, 0X00000000)
I did little bit of Googling and found that I need to change the drive configuration from AHCP to IDE (or something like that).
I'm using Intel D915GLVG Desktop Board its bios doesn't have any such setting. But there was something related to IDE & SATA. I tried disabling the SATA ports and only enabling the IDE. Even then it didn't work.
I'm using PATA hardisk as Primary Master and DVD COMBO drive as primary slave.
Any suggestions about getting rid of this error?
PS: I'm not technically weak. But I cannot understand what that "Technical Information" in the error is trying to say. If you have anything to say on that please do.
EDIT: The version of BIOS I'm using is (I couldn't find any separate name) VG91510A.86A.0048. I'm using Intel D915GLVG Desktop Board
In my BIOS, under Drive configuration there is a setting called "ATA/IDE Configuration". It was set to AUTO by default. When I set to "Legacy". It shows me a new setting called "Legacy IDE Channels" which has the following options:
- SATA P0/P2, PATA
- SATA P1/P3, PATA
- SATA P0/P2, P1/P3
- PATA only
I've tried using all four options. None of it solved my problem.
EDIT 3: More info about my computer
It is an old computer with following hardware configuration:
- Intel D915GLVG Desktop Board
- Intel P4 processor
- 512MB ddr RAM.
- 120 GB PATA hard disk.
- Floppy Disk drive. (it's not connected)
- SATA DVD drive
- 15" monitor, keyboard, optical mouse.
This is all what my computer has (connected to it). Now, I don't understand which critical hardware can I remove from these?
System was running fine but one day there was a sudden power cut. I don't have a UPS. Immediately when power is back my Windows XP was not letting me login but it was rebooting continuously without showing me the login screen. I thought it was this problem http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310396 and tried replacing kernel32.dll (from ultimate boot CD) but even then problem XP rebooting problem was not solved. So, I thought I would format and install new Windows XP. I successfully installed it. Next day again there was power cut and again the same rebooting problem. I again wanted to reinstall XP but now it started showing me this blue screen (STOP ERROR).
I've tried changing every possible setting in the BIOS. When I was using ultimate boot CD, (and now I'm in UBUNTU live CD) one strange observation is previously I had 4 partitio