stop code 0x00000050 during installation

stop code 0x00000050 during installation

Post by Colin Barn » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 13:22:06



Remove one of the memory modules and try again. If you get the stop again,
switch the modules and try again. If that works then replace the memory
module that is causing the error. For purposes of the installation,
disconnect all external devices except the keyboard, mouse, and monitor.

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stop code 0x00000050 during installation

Post by Dave Eberl » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 14:59:12


Indeed this appeared to be the problem. With one of the memory
modules in place and the old drive hooked up, the machine booted
just fine (other than now claiming it needs re-activation, which is
strange since the only difference in configuration is one less memory
chip).

Thank you for your help.

 
 
 

stop code 0x00000050 during installation

Post by Colin Barn » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 16:24:52

Great news.

If either one of the modules works by itself but the two do not work
together then I would guess that your power supply is very near its maximum
rating with two hard drives and two memory modules and all of the other
components and it would take a higher rated power supply to support the
additional memory. I have had this issue myself. Check this out before you
replace one of the modules. Of course if it doesn't work with one
particular module, replacement is probably in order.

As for activation, actually memory is handled in banks of 64mb in the
hardware hash used for activation, so removing 512mb is removing several
banks (although I have always assumed that removing memory counts for one
change; perhaps that is not true). Removing a hard drive only counts if it
is the primary hard drive. Perhaps you have made a number of changes and
this was enough to accumulate the score that triggered reactivation. It
actually takes quite a few, with changing out an NIC having the weightiest
effect of any one component. If you want to read up on how activation
works, see: http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ;en-us;302878

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stop code 0x00000050 during installation

Post by Dave Eberl » Tue, 15 Mar 2005 21:25:46


I had not thought of the power consumption issue. In addition to
the hard drives and memory modules, I also had connected the
graphics card, a floppy disk drive, and a zip drive. Everything else
is part of the motherboard. Thanks for the tip.


The only change other than the module removal was that I disconnected
the secondary hard drive. At any rate, I'll call MS and get this
straightened
out. Thanks for the link.
 
 
 

stop code 0x00000050 during installation

Post by Colin Barn » Wed, 16 Mar 2005 02:16:38

You're welcome.

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