|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.