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Old 09-30-2007, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been working on a friends system, and it is the weirdest thing, I tried to install WinXP Pro on to the system, and right after reading the files, it gives me a BSOD with SESSION3_INITIALIZATION_ERROR.

Now, I used the same disk on a different system (Older ABIT KV8-MAX3), but used an IDE drive instead of a SATA, and it installed just fine. Then on this same system, I put the SATA drive into it, and got the BSOD and SESSION3 error.

OK, figured is that the floppy with the SATA/RAID Drivers are needed, so I did this and used a floppy. F6 and loaded the drivers and…BSOD!!!

I took this SATA to another system, and it could see the drive so I did a fresh format, and tried again… and … BSOD!!

When I look at the BIOS and POST screens, it shows the drive, yet WinXP can’t install to it.

Can anyone give me some ideas what to do??

Am I over looking something?

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Old 09-30-2007, 11:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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use wipedrive to wipe the drive clean then install xp. I had a similar problem

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Old 10-02-2007, 12:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Eric - thanx, I will try it and see what happens.
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