BSOD Stop 0x0000007e while installing XP

December 31, 2009 at 07:49:30
Specs: Windows XP
Hi there -

I've put together a new system with the following:
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L (onboard video card) v 1.09 BIOS version F4
Intel Pentium dual core E5300,2.6ghz
Ultra DDR2 2GB RAM
Western Digital hdd x 2 (1 at 500 GB, 1 TB)

The system runs, everything recognized in the bios.

When I insert the XP Pro disk for installation, it pulls the drivers from the disk, and as soon as it completes and starts setup, it won't go any further and i get a blue screen stop error 0x0000007e, no other specific message.

I don't have any other hardware installed, so no conflicting drivers; successfully ran a mem test; have tried with only one hdd. My XP is SP1 and I've read that others have had trouble installing without SP2, but not sure if that's the trouble. There is an update to the BIOS but I'm a little skittish about doing it and not sure if it's necessary?

If anyone's come across anything similar, any advice or next steps would be appreciated.
Thanks!


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#1
December 31, 2009 at 08:00:08
Just some info.
Find a list of STOP MESSAGES(BSOD) here:
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm
Click 7E at the left side of that page.

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#2
December 31, 2009 at 08:01:08
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/330182

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#3
December 31, 2009 at 08:42:09
Thanks for the quick replies.

I had reviewed Microsoft's possible options
1. insufficient disk space (new disks, so not a problem)
2. Video driver (onboard, no drivers)
3. BIOS incompatible with XP (motherboard compatible with XP, Vista and 7, and i don't think the recent gigabyte bios update is relevant)

Could it be a need for sp2 or higher? Others with similar problems seem to have varying luck with a slipstreamed cd.

Any further thoughts/suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


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#4
December 31, 2009 at 09:06:58
Did you try to install SCSI/RAID Drivers ?
You can install them with pressing F6 when the booting from the CD Starts....

Is there any other OS installed ?

It`s worth to try with another Win XP Disk - this time SP2....

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#5
December 31, 2009 at 10:47:50
2. Video driver (onboard, no drivers)
Completely false there are drivers for onboard video

My money is on the SATA drivers. follow probfixer advice and hit F6, have the sata drivers on a floppy Go here and follow these steps http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org/ho...

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#6
December 31, 2009 at 12:08:18
Thanks! Will make a floppy from the sata drivers on the motherboard disk provided and report back.

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#7
January 2, 2010 at 21:52:18
It was likely the sata driver, but I couldn't get it to work. Went with Windows 7 instead and everything is up and running perfectly.

Thanks for your help!


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#8
January 3, 2010 at 07:08:23
Thank`s for the follow-up & I am glad you sorted it out !

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