pci.sys error during XP install


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Dav22

Been trying to reinstall XP Pro on my sister's Dell laptop and banging my head
on the floor! Inspiron E1405

Getting the message:
Technical Information:
Stop: 0x0000007E (0xc0000005, 0xf85480bf, 0xf8994208, 0xf8993f08)
pci.sys – Address f85480bf base at f8541000, Datestamp 3b7d855c

Get the same error each time.....

Tried her XP Home restore disk
Tried my MS Select XP Pro disk
Tried XP Pro slipstreamed with SP2
Tried loading with I386 on Flashstick (eliminating the CD)
Copied I386 to C: drive and ran winnt.exe
Tried FDISK with MBR and all of the above AGAIN
Used Partition tool to delete and create new partition

For grins I installed W98Se with no problem, then when I tried to upgrade to XP,
it threw the same error.

Scandisk took all night on a Thorough scan(passed), so it doesn't look good for
the hard drive, yet it installs and runs W98 perfectly. Is XP more finicky about
the drive?

Any clues??????
 
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Dav22

It seems some newer computers (Dell in this case) use SATA hard drives, but for
some reason, XP and XP with SP2 don't support the SATA hard drive. Don't know
about SP3beta, but specs didn't mention SATA

I finally found the SATA drivers and did a double slipstream by slipping the
drivers into the XP Pro disk that has SP2 already slipped into it. What a bugger
of a time figuring it out

Used a program called nLite that did the slipstream. It wasn't very intuitive
and I fumbled with it a bit, but when I booted the install disk, everything went
smooth as silk. Built a nice ISO that burned to disk.

Funny how 98SE played nice with the hard drive. Maybe SATA has a fall-back
ATA/IDE mode that works with 98 but not XP??????????
 
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Bill in Co.

Dav22 said:
It seems some newer computers (Dell in this case) use SATA hard drives,
but
for some reason, XP and XP with SP2 don't support the SATA hard drive.

They don't? I'm using a Dell with WinXP & SP2, and an internal SATA HD,
and there isn't any problem. What do you mean by doesn't support?
 
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