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raventy

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Jul 26, 2002
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NJ
Hey guys, I had installed windows xp a family members pc and then found out that I had to format the the drive and put windows 98 back on then do the upgrade install so a program they used could still work. But after I formated the drive using 98 boot disk, windows 98 setup gives an error like this: STANDARD MODE FAIL and a bunch of numbers. Anyone have any idea why? If this helps: right before I went to format it some windows file corrupted itself causing windows to not boot. If I had to make a guess as to whats wrong, I would say somthing with the mobo if screwed up messing up data and not allowing it to switch to standard mode.
 

redduc900

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Dec 17, 2000
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Portland, OR
Without knowing the exact error message, I'll hazard a guess and say either...

a) You're trying to install Windows with the processor OC'd, or...
b) You've got a bad stick of RAM, which can be tested using Memtest86 v3.0 available here...

http://www.memtest86.com ;)
 
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raventy

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Jul 26, 2002
Location
NJ
hehe, yea its not oced.. but ill try to get the exact error.. hehe thanks for responding.