Win2K setup error: Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by Niel Humphreys, Jul 5, 2004.

  1. Getting a blue screen error when trying to install Win2K on a PC (Dell

    "Unexpected Kernel Mode Trap"

    Have changed memory and hard drive, does this mean either board or CPU is
    buggered does anyone know?
    Niel Humphreys, Jul 5, 2004
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  2. Niel Humphreys posted:
    I assume you've checked the Micro$oft knowledgebase, however if you
    haven't you'll find some information here:

    Seems as if it's likely to be memory or mobo, depending on the actual
    wording of the stop error.


    "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough."
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    Paul-B - the original and the best!, Jul 5, 2004
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  3. Take all your bios settings down to failsafe and make sure you have nothing
    apart from kb and monitor connected and try installing. If you then get
    another bsod, chances are memory is incompatable or duff.
    |||| || | ||||| ||||||||, Jul 5, 2004

  4. Thanks Paul, Actually I hadn't looked on the MS site as I through I recalled
    that they did not explain what all the 'codes' meant so didn't bother - slap
    wrist. Looks like the board is duff then but I will try flashing the Bios &
    see if that does anything...
    Niel Humphreys, Jul 5, 2004

  5. Pah, flashed the Bios and now it is saying 'page fault in non paged area'
    Niel Humphreys, Jul 5, 2004
  6. Niel Humphreys


    Dec 21, 2009
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    Ram is mis-matched, remove 1 stick and reboot
    DDD, Dec 21, 2009
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