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"Stop error code 0x0000001E" error message during Windows Setup
Article ID: 314451 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q314451
For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 161703
When you run Windows XP Setup, you may receive an error message similar to the following:
STOP: 0x0000001E (0x80000003, 0xBFC0304, 0x0000000, 0x0000001)
[bugcheck code] (   )
This behavior can occur if you restart your computer during or after the Windows Setup process, and if any of the following conditions are true:
To resolve this issue, use one of the following methods as appropriate to your situation.
Method 1: Free Up Disk SpaceMake sure that the disk on which you installed Windows has sufficient free disk space, or reinstall Windows to a disk with sufficient free space.
Method 2: Disable or Remove the Third-Party DriverIf the STOP 0x1E error message lists a driver by name, disable or remove that driver. If this resolves the issue, contact the hardware manufacturer for more information about how to obtain the latest version of the driver.
Method 3: Upgrade Your System BIOSFor information about how to upgrade your system BIOS, contact the manufacturer of your computer or the manufacturer of your computer's motherboard.
You can also use the Microsoft Debugging Tools to obtain more information about this error message. For more information about how to download, install, and use the Debugging Tools, browse to the following Microsoft Debugging Tools Web site:
www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/default.mspxFor additional information about how to troubleshoot a specific STOP 0x1E error message, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307128/EN-US/ )STOP 0x0000001E KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED Error Message from Aspi32.sys
The STOP 0x1E error message (also known as a bug check code) indicates that the Windows XP kernel detected an illegal or unknown processor instruction. The exception address usually identifies the driver or faulty hardware that caused the issue. Make a note of this address and the link date of the driver or image that contains this address. You will need to provide this information to assist Microsoft Support Engineers in troubleshooting this issue if it becomes necessary to contact Microsoft.
The parameters in this error message are as follows:
 is the exception code that was not handled.Use the information contained in the error message to diagnose and troubleshoot the issue.
 is the address of the module in which the exception occurred.
 represents parameter 0 of the exception.
 represents parameter 1 of the exception.
For information about how to contact your hardware component manufacturers, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/gp/vendorsMicrosoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.