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BSOD on installation of Windows XP URGENT!

By Jonesie
Feb 21, 2006
  1. Hi, I just bought a Dell Dimension 9150. I'm trying to install Windows XP on it. I'm pretty sure that I have narrowed it down to a problem with the harddrive controller not recognizing the harddrive. It is a Seagate 7200 80GB SATA drive. I have installed the Seagate harddrive utility on it, but even it does not truly recognize the drive and calls it a Bios Disk Drive. Anyways, XP install will load up all the drives, hang for 5 seconds, and then give me a pci.sys error. Is there anything special that I need to do? I have already tried pressing F6 and installing third party drivers, but that doesn't work either. I need help quick. Thanks for anything.
     
  2. alidabiri

    alidabiri TS Rookie Posts: 441

    what's the error message on bsod?
     
  3. ericvk.nl

    ericvk.nl TS Rookie

  4. ashburg

    ashburg TS Rookie

    win xp instillation problems

    Hi, I just bought a Dell Dimension 9150. I'm trying to install Windows XP on it. I'm pretty sure that I have narrowed it down to a problem with the harddrive controller not recognizing the harddrive. It is a Seagate 7200 80GB SATA drive. I have installed the Seagate harddrive utility on it, but even it does not truly recognize the drive and calls it a Bios Disk Drive. Anyways, XP install will load up all the drives, hang for 5 seconds, and then give me a pci.sys error. Is there anything special that I need to do? I have already tried pressing F6 and installing third party drivers, but that doesn't work either. I need help quick. Thanks for anything.
     
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