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Need Help with Re-installing Windows XP Home on a Dell Laptop Inspiron 1501...

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         I am having several issues with my 2005 Dell Laptop Inspiron 1501, it came loaded with Windows XP Home and worked fine up untill one day it did an automatic update for Mozilla Firefox browser and suddenly it popped up a Windows Blue Error Screen and Dumped Physical Memory - The Blue Error Screen reads as follows:



    A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.




    If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen,restart your computer. If this screen appears again follow these steps:


    Check to make 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 may need.


    If problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or 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.


    Technical information:


    ***STOP:  0x00000050 ( 0xFF95F6E5, 0X00000000, 0XFF95F6E5, 0X00000000 )


    Beginning dump of physical memory

    Physical memory dump complete.

    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.




    *I attempted System Restore with - No Success - System Restore is now missing

    *I attempted the Dell Re-installation Disk -  No Success

    *I was able to reformat the hard drive - but I still cannot get

      past the Blue Error Screen Messages


        Each time I attempt to re-install the

    operating system with the Dell System Disc Windows XP Setup

    loads the setup files but instead of Setup loading the start setup

    by pressing "Enter" page the Windows Blue screen pops up and

    shuts down windows to protect my PC from damage before it can

    begin the install process. 


        The system passes all Diagnostic tests.

    Sometimes there are different Blue Error

    Screen messages but most of the time its

    the one noted above.


    I have not tried FDISK yet nor have I tried to install OS

    from MS-DOS prompt, mainly because I am not familiar

    with the proceedure to do so.


    P.S. I am considered fairly computer and software literate.


                     Physically Dumped


                            aka - milkman039

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  • Once when I had issues and even now, I use a Hard Drive wipe program, free version and wipe out the hard drive completely, then I insert the Windows XP disk to do a clean reformat and reinstall.  You may wish to try this.  Also when you install windows, make sure you do not have your printer, or modem connected if by chance you did.

    Hard drive wipe free version


    How to reformat and reinstall windows xp  ( My Favorite ) When you get to the part on this link above that says to enter the windows activation number, you do not have to, since Dell has your system already activated


    Banchetto 101 Case-Less System 


    eVGA 780i Mobo

    eVGA 295 GTX Video

    8 Gb Corsair Memory

    Thermaltake TRUE Black CPU Cooler

    VelociRaptor 10,000 rpm HD

    Windows 7 RC 7100

  • From a tech support perspective, have you tried running memtest86?  Personally, I've found that to be better than the older memory diagnostics included on the Resource CD.  I believe newer versions of the Dell Resource CDs have a memory diagnostic that is as good as memtest, but I'm not sure when the change was made so I don't know if yours includes it.


    The stop error you mention is dealing with memory or pagefile, and usually data being transfered between the two.  I'm not sure if you already knew that, or whether it helps, but I thought I'd throw it out there in case it does.

    You can request replacement reinstallation media for US purchased systems here.
    Dell Drivers & Downloads for all systems.