Halt On CRC Error SOLVED
Posted on March 29, 2011
I was having trouble with a Frankenstein PC. That’s one that I build from parts of several different older PCs. All the hardware checked out to be good. I loaded Windows XP and did all the updates, defraged and loaded all the data this machine was to manage.
Then when I tested the computer, I got a blue screen and various other halts on boot. My next move is to boot up in Linux and check out the hard drive and other hardware. I use fedora 11 since it has the least amount of issues with older computers. Then I got the dreaded halt on CRC ( cyclic redundancy check ) Error.
The first thing I thought was that the motherboard had a short. So I started to break down the machine and just happened to take a closer look at the memory. As it turns out I had mixed speed, 1 PC2700 and 1 PC2100.
At this point I pulled one of the memory sticks and booted the computer and wallah no errors. Linux booted fine and the hardware checked out. Then I booted in to Windows XP everything worked perfectly.
If you have a CRC error, check for mismatched memory. Little things like this can really take up a lot of time, so I hope this helped you and saved a little time.