A Quick Guide to Fix Error 0x0000001e

A Quick Guide to Fix Error 0x0000001e


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Correct Error 0x0000001e

What is Error 0x0000001e?

Error 0x0000001e is when you start the Windows XP Setup and you see a message which says something like:

STOP: 0x0000001E (0x80000003, 0xBFC0304, 0x0000000, 0x0000001)


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Error Causes

You are most likely to face this error if you restart your PC while the Windows Setup is still under process and yet to complete.

Other causes of this error include any of the following conditions:

  1. The drive on which you are installing Windows has insufficient disk space to accommodate the installation.
  2. An incompatible or outdated third party driver (or more) is installed on your PC which is conflicting with the installation. For instance, this could be a problematic video driver.
  3. The system BIOS has incompatibilities with the installation.

Further Information and Manual Repair

This error is also called the “Bug check code”.

The STOP 0x1E signifies that there was an unknown or illegal processor instruction detected by the Windows XP kernel. You will see the exception address which shows up to indicate the root of the problem which is usually a driver or a faulty hardware.

You should note this address down as well as the link date of the faulty driver or image which includes it.

If at any point it becomes impossible for you to handle and you end up contacting Windows support center to help you out with the process then this information will help you out in making things a lot easier while the support team tries to troubleshoot the problem.

The parameters included in the STOP 0x1E error message are the following:

[1] is the exception code which couldn’t be handled.
[2] shows the module’s address where the exception took place.
[3] signifies the exception’s parameter 0.
[4] represents the exception’s parameter 1.

You can use this information which usually is provided in error 0x0000001e message to pinpoint the root cause of the problem and troubleshoot it.

In order to fix this error, you need to follow either one of the following procedures as needed according to your situation.

Clean Up Your Disk


If your disk doesn’t have ample space to accommodate the installation then you should free up some of the space on your disk to make sure the Windows can be installed on it.

You can also reinstall the Windows on another disk which has sufficient space.

Get Rid of the Third Party Driver

If the error 0x0000001e message gives you the name of driver due to which the installation process is being halted, then get rid of that driver by disabling it or removing it.

If the problem is resolved by this then you should contact the manufacturer of the third-party driver and ask them about any newer versions of the driver that wouldn’t conflict with the installation of Windows.

Upgrade System BIOS

Upgrading your system BIOS is something that you can’t do on your own. You will need to find out more on how you can upgrade. For this, you should contact either your PC’s manufacturer or your motherboard’s manufacturer.

If nothing else works, you can always make use of the Microsoft Debugging Tools which will provide you ample information about the error message.

You will find the Debugging Tools and further information about them including the downloading and installation process on Microsoft’s website.

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