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Old 04-30-2008, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just put together a new computer last night, but I coulnd't get XP to install. Everything seems ok when the computer boots up, and the OS begins so intall itself right away. However, in the middle of the installation, a blue Stop error screen pops up with the following message:

*** Stop:0X0000007E (0X0000005, 0XF748EOBF, 0XF78DA208, OXF78D9508)

*** pci.sys - Address F748EOBF base at F748700, Datestamp 3b7d855c

I have an MSI P35 Neo2-Fr mobo, Intel Q6600 Quad CPU, EVGA 9800 GTX GPU, 4GBs of G-SKill DDR2 PC6400 ram, and a 320GB Samsung HD. All there components are brand new.

Does anyone know what this error message means or how to fix it? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks alot.
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try with only 2gb of RAM in
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Old 04-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Could be either a faulty boot sector on your hard drive which is what i had. Mine was coming up with same sort of error as yours and needed a replacement. Or a BOIS setting on your motherboard.

My suggestion would be to find a spare hard drive and try installing on that and refresh the CMOS see if that helps
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I got the same results with 2GB of ram. Unfortunately, the only other HDs I have around are toast =/. And what's the CMOS?
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How to troubleshoot a Stop 0x0000007E error in Windows XP
The Mother Board :: View topic - Blue screen of death on installing xp

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It appears that G-Skill is not listed on MSI's website as supported RAM. Does this seem the likely culprit?
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