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bk T
27-12-2009, 10:47 PM
Given to me this old PC with only Motherboard (ASUS P5GL-MX) with P4 3.0 CPU and Hyena PSU.

Put in a known-to-be good RAM (DDR2 Geil PC3200 512MB) and a SEAGATE 120GB HDD. It boot OK but when installing XP, it halted almost at the end of the process with the following BSOD error:

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STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE,0xF791d630,0xF791D32C,0xF834C974)

Ntfs.sys - Address F834C974 base at F831D000, DateStamp 48025be5"

What could be the problem? Have changed the RAM to another slot with the same error.

Speedy Gonzales
27-12-2009, 10:59 PM
Try a better PSU. Could be a stuffed CD, if it happened during the install. Try copying everything from the cd (if it works), to the hdd, then burn it back to CD

bk T
27-12-2009, 11:53 PM
Have tried 2 different CDs with same results. Will look for a different PSU tomorrow.

Could it be the MB? It doesn't beep although there is a speaker connected to it.

Speedy Gonzales
28-12-2009, 12:04 AM
Is that seagate 120 GB sata 1 or 2? What BIOS is on it?? The latest non-beta BIOS is up to 0804.

bk T
28-12-2009, 09:17 AM
Is that seagate 120 GB sata 1 or 2? What BIOS is on it?? The latest non-beta BIOS is up to 0804.

Have updated BIOS to 0804. As regards the Seagate Hdd 120 GB, not too sure it's I or II as there isn't any indication printed on it, nothing mentioned about the jumper configuration, so I assume it's Sata 1 ?

Speedy Gonzales
28-12-2009, 09:25 AM
Hmm, I would try another PSU first. To see if thats the prob. If it crashes with another PSU, then we can try and figure out what the prob maybe. Got a spare cdrom / dvd you can try? Maybe thats the prob? Whats the model of the 120 GB hdd?

pctek
28-12-2009, 09:30 AM
Hyena PSU.

Put in a known-to-be good RAM (DDR2 Geil PC3200 512MB) and a SEAGATE 120GB HDD.

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STOP: 0x00000024


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This issue can occur if a problem occurred within the Ntfs.sys file. The Ntfs.sys file is the driver file that enables your computer to read and write to NTFS partitions. Damage in the NTFS file system, damaged portions of your hard disk, or damaged SCSI or IDE drivers can also cause this issue.


Dump the nasty PSU, test the RAM and then use Seagates Diagnostic SW to test the drive. Although the PSU is nasty, I doubt that is the problem.