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BSOD During WinXP Install


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#1 JoeyRoland

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:12 AM

Hello,

My parents' old PC kind of crapped out this fall and they just bought a new Dell Studio 540 this weekend. But it came with Windows Vista. Since they'd rather not get familiar with that operating system, I pulled out their WindowsXP Professional CD and booted off that. When setup began copying files to the HD for installation, a BSOD appeared.

When they first bought this WinXP CD, I made a backup that I've actually used before. I tried from both disks - but no luck.

Towards the bottom of the screen, it says:

*** pci.sys - Address F74BE0BF base at F7487000, Datestamp 3b7d855c

I'm not too sure if that actually means anything though. Ideally, since this PC is just out of the box, I was going to format everything and install XP. While I booted from the CD, should I maybe use Kill Disk first? But any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 11:55 AM

You did delete the Vista partition...before trying to install XP?

Is this a Microsoft XP Pro CD? Or a restore/recovery disk? From what system, what was the old PC (manufacturer/model)?

If these are recovery/restore disks...the STOP error is probably caused because you are trying to load the wrong video drivers to the system.

But...pci.sys seems to be a Windows file.

Worth reading: http://forums.windrivers.com/showthread.php?t=76039

Louis

Edited by hamluis, 05 December 2008 - 11:57 AM.


#3 JoeyRoland

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 12:33 PM

Thanks for the fast reply hamluis! I'm thinking that link will work! I'm in the same boat as all of them in that its a SATA drive. While I didn't remove Vista first, I was using the orginal XP Pro install CD, (retail version).

Right now, I'm running Kill Disk on the whole hard disk and then following it up with the instructions from that link.

Thanks again and I'll post back with the results!

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 04:32 PM

So far - knock on wood - I'm good! I used nLite to slipstream Service Pack 2 into my original CD. After running Kill Disk all afternoon, the XP install got further this time and is currently formating the HD.

Thanks again!!!

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:12 PM

You are very welcome, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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