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    Default Perennial Problem installing windows xp

    Hi, I've been trying to install a clean copy of Windows XP Pro (upgrade disk) on the EP45-UD3R, but everytime I do it just keeps giving me a BSOD screen saying at the end of it "pci.sys" and them some code/numbers after that. I can install Vista with no problems, but why can't I install XP? Please help. I pretty frustrated. I just upgraded to this new motherboard. I've tried loading fail-safe defaults in the BIOS and switching video cards as the BSOD suggested. What could be the problem? I would greatly appreciate some help as I do not want my money to be wasted. Thanks a bunch, Gigabyte.

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    Default Re: Perennial Problem installing windows xp

    The problem is that you are using a pre SP2 version of XP that does not support PCI Express.
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    Default Re: Perennial Problem installing windows xp

    Quote Originally Posted by PrairieDawg View Post
    The problem is that you are using a pre SP2 version of XP that does not support PCI Express.
    +1 ^^^

    XP install disk must be SP1 or greater to install on a PCI-E system

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    Thanks for the response. Can you please give some directions as to how to go about creating such a disk or maybe links to sites that can show me how? I have as I said an upgrade (original) disk of XP professional. I also have SP1 and SP2 disks. Very much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Perennial Problem installing windows xp

    I don't know if this works with upgrade disks, but here goes... how to slipstream a service pack:

    1. Create a source folder and name it XPCD, for example, at the root of your hard drive, C:\XPCD.

    2. Copy the contents of your CD to this folder.

    3. Create a folder and name it SP2, for example, at the root of your hard drive, C:\SP2.

    4. Place your SP2 CD in your CD-ROM. Check the filename of the executable file for the service pack.

    5. Extract the service pack file to the C:\SP2 folder. Click Start > Run, then type "X:\filename -x:C:\SP2" (without the quotes, X:\ is your CD-ROM drive, replace filename with the executable name) and press enter. You will see a window called "extracting files" with a progress bar. When the extraction is complete click OK.

    6. Slipstream the extracted files into the source. Click Start > Run, then type
    "C:\SP2\i386\update\update.exe -s:C:\XPCD" (without the quotes) and press enter. You will see a window indicating that your Windows share is being updated. When it is done click OK.

    7. Create a bootable iso image and burn to CD. If you need instructions for this give a holler.
    Last edited by flyfisher; 01-07-2009 at 01:39 AM.

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    Smile Re: Perennial Problem installing windows xp

    Thanks flyfisher and Gigabyte. Will try today. Let u know what happens.

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    Success!! Thanks for the nLite solution--very easy. Thanks for all the help everyone who replied.

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    Default Re: Perennial Problem installing windows xp

    Nice to hear you got it all slipstreamed and installed without issues! Post back anytime if you need some more help with anything!

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