x64 instal error "Hardware halted"

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by =?Utf-8?B?VGhlSW5lZmZhYmxlQm9i?=, Aug 16, 2005.

  1. So, Ive been through hell and back trying to repair my windows boot sector
    after a failed attempt to dual boot with linux.

    the problem: I am currently installing a FRESH (read: completely
    reformatted drive) version of windows parallel to my old one. it is on a
    second SCSI drive (scsi id 1), and I am doing this to avoid destroying some
    critical data on the first corrupt drive/version of windows.

    I have gone through all the steps up to and including reformatting the new
    drive, installing the master boot record on the new partition, and rebooting
    the machine. unpon reboot, setup loads once again, and is in the "loading
    devices" stage, with the green bar at roughly 70% and the message
    "approximately 34 minutes left," when the entire system fails, and gives a
    three-line bluescreen saying

    **hardware malfunction**
    please contact your hardware manufacturer
    your system has halted.

    I can manually reset and reboot, and it continues as such.

    prior to this, I had a corrupt boot sector on the first drive (SCSI id 0)
    which i attempted to repair using the windows boot disk. this repair failed,
    so I have tried to reinstall a parallel copy of windows for the purpose of
    simply accessing the old disk and recovering data as a last-ditch effort.
    however, I am being thwarted at every attempt.

    my system stats are as such:
    Tyan Thunder K8W motherboard, 2x AMD Opteron 250
    2GB dualchannel ecc registered ram (1 GB per processor, dedicated)
    Adapted Ultra160 SCSI controller (not RAID)
    2x 30Gb scsi drives, toshiba, exact model can be found, btu not on me right

    any suggestions? I know that both disks have boot sectors now, and I have
    tried various things, such as booting from the disk, booing from both drives,
    it always goes to the windows setup screen regardless, and then hangs in the
    loading devices step.
    =?Utf-8?B?VGhlSW5lZmZhYmxlQm9i?=, Aug 16, 2005
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