windows xp blue screen stop error every time I boot up!! HELP!!! RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    I hope someone has the knowledge to assist me with this. I have a dell dimension 4400 computer and am trying to install windows xp after a crash. Nothing needed to be saved, so I started with a complete insall. I can not complete the install because of the blue screen stop keeps coming up. Various errors have been on the blue screen each time I try to reboot. Everything from nftp.sys , page_fault_in_nonpage_area, Bad Header Pool, and the errors keep coming. I can sometimes get the desktop to come up and have tried to run a Fix-it software, to repair the registry, but to no-avail the blue screen of death prevents it.

    Please help!

    Friday, February 27, 2009 4:57 PM


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    Hello Coroname,

    Thank you for visiting the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA) program forum.  Your post is out of scope for the WGA program forum as well as out of our expertise. I suggest posting your question to the “Discussions in Windows XP General” or the “Discussions in Windows XP Newsgroups” here:



    If you should have other non-WGA questions please visit our communities/articles/support webpage for helpful information: 



    Thank you for visiting the WGA program forum.


    Stephen Holm
    • Marked as answer by Stephen Holm Friday, February 27, 2009 7:28 PM
    Friday, February 27, 2009 7:27 PM
  • Coroname,

    Your post is offtopic to this forum, but it is a common problem so hopefully the moderators will indulge me :-)

    When XP crashes repeatedly, each time with a seemingly random and different Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) stop error message, the first thing to suspect is bad RAM memory.

    On another computer, download the Microsoft memory checker program found at this page http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp, burn its iso to a CD, and run.  If memory comes up faulty, open the case and carefully remove the memory modules.  Use a soft pencil eraser and gently rub the golden fingers of both sides of the module until they are bright, carefully brush of the eraser debris, and replace in the memory slots after using a can of compressed air to clean around the memory slots.

    Run the tests again.  Quite often the contact cleaning will cure the memory issues.  If not, replace the faulty memory modules.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Saturday, February 28, 2009 5:14 AM