PCI.SYS Windows XP Pro will not install

By Tane
Nov 3, 2004
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  1. Visigoth

    Visigoth TS Rookie

    I summitted your problem to Google search.
    Here is the address for the solution on ehow.
    Hope this will help.
  2. Larry63

    Larry63 TS Rookie

    I have a Gateway GT5412 that came with Windows Vista. I have two different version of Windows XP a Home edition and a Professional edition. Trying a clean install with either disk I get a blue screen error "PCI.SYS error". I've been reading about slipstreaming a disk and I have downloaded the SP2 file but I want to make sure this will work after I make the new disk.
    Does anyone have a Gateway GT5412 that has tried this? The hardware is 2GB ram, 1TB WD harddrive, and PCI-E graphic bus that's empty. I'm using the video chip on the motherboard.

    Any help will be great appreciated. I don't like Vista, 7, 8, or 10. I'm old fashioned I guess and I like to use what I know works (Windows XP)!
    Thank You,
  3. bazz2004

    bazz2004 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,115   +182

    I like XP too but would not want to do a reinstall if the desktops running it fail to boot. Choose a more recent OS, perhaps not Vista though, and use a virtual machine to install XP in. I use VMWare Player which is free and I had no problems with installing XP. It's running great within a Windows 10 environment. It is foolish to make XP your main way of going online. XP is simply not secure enough nowadays.
  4. Larry63

    Larry63 TS Rookie

    Thanks for the info, I will try VMWare. Aside from going online I have enjoyed using Win XP for many other reasons. After MS release SP2 and then SP3 for XP it's a great OS. I'm old fashioned and not crazy about all the bells and whistles that the newer OS's have. Thanks for the advise!

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