Re: Win XP install problems
- From: "peter" <peter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:56:57 -0600
Win 7 will install with an upgrade version and will ask you to install the XP CD to verify that you are eligible for upgrade.
XP does not need to be installed for this to happen.
Seeing as you have the old computer I suggest you download SP1 and SP3 and using your
version of XP slipstream first SP1 into it.This creates a new bootable version of XP SP1.
Then slipstream SP3 into that..this again will create a new bootable version of SP3.
If you do a Google on slipstream you will find its fairly painless.I used "Autostreamer.
Unfortunately I don't remember the MS website for the SP downloads but I am sure a search or maybe someone
here will post the site.
I suggest you format the HD that you tried the installation on before trying again so as to get rid of the old install files
I installed XP SP1 onto a new system with PCI-E video card without problems last year using a slipstreamed version.
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"Antares 531" <gordonlrDELETE@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:oo49d51e905qg2l1haqfmkqlphmtq52pn4@xxxxxxxxxx
At the suggestion of some who have responded, I'm starting a new
thread on this set of problems. I will try to summarize the situation
as well as I can.
I built a new desktop computer, using an ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
motherboard with an Intel Core i7 2.8 GHz LGA1156 CPU. I installed 4
GB (2 X 2GB modules - matched pair) of Corsair SMA3 DXH Dual Path DDR3
RAM, installed in the DIMM A1 and DIMM B1 sockets. This computer has
one Western Digital Caviar Green 500 GB/Go 7200/1600/SATA-3G hard
drive that was factory formatted but has no files on it other than
those Windows XP install CD may have written to the hard drive.
This computer has a new Ultra USB LSP 650 Watt Power Supply, so power
provisions should not be an issue.
I initially set this computer up with a Radeon HD 4650 PCI Express 2.0
bus Graphics Card in one of the PCI Express 2.0x16 slots, but I later
removed this and installed an older GeForce 5200 NVIDIA graphics card
that uses a conventional PCI slot. I did this to see if the PCI
Express slot requirements were what was bogging Windows XP (without
any SPs) down. It made no difference.
With either graphics card installed, I can put the Windows XP CD in
the drive then power up. The computer goes through the initialize
phase in good order with the ASUS screens showing and the Press Del to
enter setup message across the bottom.
I can press the Del key and it will enter the BIOS setup. Everything
looks fine here. The memory, hard drive, CD ROM, etc., are all shown
as expected. I have set the boot sequence for CD ROM first then Hard
Keep in mind that this is a new hard drive that was factory formatted
but not partitioned nor has it been assigned a drive letter, yet. No
files have been copied onto this hard drive until the Windows XP setup
process started copying some.
After reviewing the BIOS setup I can press the Escape or the F10 key
and move on. This starts the Windows setup from the Windows XP CD that
I had earlier placed in the CD ROM drive. At the beginning of the
Windows setup I get a message to the effect, "Checking hardware
consistency." then it moves on as if everything is okay.
This setup procedure seems to go along very well through the loading
of many programs or files, then everything halts and an error message
is presented on the screen. The only way out of this is to re-boot,
but this just repeats, over and over again.
The error message reads:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent
damage to your computer.
Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. (The BIOS shows the
full 500 GB hard drive space is "present and accounted for," as my old
Army field first sergeant used to say.)
If a driver is identified in the stop message, disable the driver or
check with the manufacturer for updates.
Try changing the video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendors for any BIOS updates.
Disable caching or shadowing memory.
If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components restart
your computer and press F8 to select advanced startup options then
select safe mode.
*** STOP: 0x0000007E, (0xC0000005, 0xF78DA208, 0xF78D9F08, 0xE9E83F08)
*** pci.sys - Address F748EOBF base at F7487000, date stamp 3b7d855c
I have tried starting in safe mode, but since I do not yet have an OS
installed this doesn't work.
Some information I've gotten on-line suggests that Windows XP, as
installed from my CD, without any SPs installed, cannot handle the PCI
Express motherboard attributes, and this is causing the install
So, if I cannot install my retail box copy of Windows XP on this
computer it seems that I will not be able to use the upgrade version
of Windows 7, but instead must buy the full version. But, I'm
concerned that even a full version of Windows 7 may not install any
more successfully7 than my old Windows XP.
Is the problem(s) being caused by a bad build of my computer or maybe
from some flawed parts, or is it a universal problem experienced by
all who try to install Windows XP without the SPs onto a newer
computer that has PCI Express?
I'm at the brain burn-out stage. Any help or suggestions will be
Oh, one more point...the CD ROM will not read any other setup CDs
except the Windows XP CD. I can place any of the other setup CDs in
the drive then go through the same boot process and never get any
further action from the CD drive. Why will it work with the Windows XP
CD but not recognize any other setup CDs???
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