When you upgrade your computer to Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 2 (SP2) or to Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005, when you restart your computer during the installation,
the computer stops unexpectedly and you receive the following error message:
A problem has been detected and Windows has
been shut down to prevent damage to your computer...
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x905108010, 0x00000000, 0x80509443,
The four parameters
in this error message may vary, depending on the cause of the Stop error.Note
The Windows XP SP2 features and components are included in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005.
This problem may occur if you use the BootSkin program
from Stardock Corporation. The BootSkin program changes the appearance of
the Microsoft Windows XP startup screen by using a startup screen driver. This
driver may not load correctly during the installation of Windows XP SP2 when
the computer first restarts. If you turn off the BootSkin program before you
install Windows XP SP2, you can turn the program back on after you install
Windows XP SP2.
To resolve this problem, turn off BootSkin before
you install Windows XP Service Pack 2. For more information about how to turn
off BootSkin, visit the following Stardock support Web site:
Microsoft 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.
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about the BootSkin program, visit the
following Stardock Web site:
The third-party products that this
article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of
Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the
performance or reliability of these products.