Slughammer

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Hello all,

Ijust built my new rig. AMD 4800, lanparty UT nf4 sli-dr, maxtor 250GB HD, Turbo-cool 510 powered, 1024 DDR x 2, Aopen 7800 GTX.

I set up the dard drive with 1 partition of 250 like the manual said.

I have my cdRom set to the primary and my HD to secondary.

When I try and install windows xp pro. It goes to the point where I hit "enter" to start up windows, then lists this

"PFN_LIST_CORRUPT"

It happens over and over again. It recommends that I Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. I have tried disabling the caching part of it but to no avail.

Any questions or help would be wonderful as I don't feel like paying microsoft $35 bones for 2 questions.

Thanks in advance,

Matthew

don't know if this will help but at the end it says Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000004E (0x0000008F, 0x000134BA, 0x000134AA, 0x00000000
 

KennyG

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My guess is one of two things...

1) Bad memory settings. You'll notice that that board has more settings in the bios then probably any board you've had before. Check out www.dfi-street.com for more info on the memory settings.

2) Bad XP cd.
 

pscowboy

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I strongly urge you to put the hd on the Primary, and the CD drive on the Secondary.

Ken is on the right track. This is almost always a memory problem with that error message.

Next, go into your BIOS and go to the page where you can reset to defaults.

Next, with the help of a friend's comp, download Memtest; burn a cd for it; then test your memory for at least 4 hours. Take a look at the screen. If there are problem entries, shut down, remove one stick (remaining stick should be in bank 0) and fire it up again for four hours. Look at the screen. If problems, change sticks and test again.

If the ram checks out okay, then you may have a bad cd. Borrow somebody's to see if that works. If it does, use your key, not his. This is okay to do.
 

CcXD

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If u still have BIOS problems, try resetting BIOS configuration with jumpers to default settings.

Near the battery theres ussualy 3 pins, with a jumper. Look at manual, and try resetting BIOS by changing the jumpers. This works when BIOS becomes unworkable, or u think u messed it up.
 

fsbo

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Thanks for the tips, after returning to original mobo settings I'm now getting a "NTLDR is missing".

Help?

Matthew

Sounds like its trying to boot from the hard drive instead of the CD. Make sure the BIOS is set to boot from the CD and start the install over again.