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Stop: 0X0000007E pci.sys

By elmeg
Oct 19, 2008
  1. I have a Toshiba Satellite M105-S3041

    I formatted the hard drive. pci.sys error...
    I inserted the windows 98 CD, formatted the hard drive using that.
    Then reinserted the XP Home cd... pci.sys error

    Stop: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XF854A0BF, 0XF8996208, 0XF8995F08)

    pci.sys - address F854A0BF Base at F8543000 (Datestamp 3b7d855C)

    Can you guys help?
    Thanks
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Use the Xp CD Boot up, to remove the Partition fully

    No need to format or create any Partitions (especially with an old 98 disc)

    Once the Partition has been removed
    Do not manually create any Partition
    Continue the Windows setup
     
  3. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't even get that far. It boots from the cd, the xp install starts, and before it even gets anywhere and gives me that blue screen error.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    This could be a faulty HardDrive
    Or an IDE HardDrive not setup correctly
    On IDE (or ATA) HardDrives, the small jumper at the end of the HardDrive must be in position CS (Cable Select) And should be on it's own data cable (ie not with the CD in line with it)

    Could that be the issue?
     
  5. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hmm, I'll check it out tomorrow and I'll keep you posted. Thanks
     
  6. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    None of that helped. Same error. We put in the Windows XP Pro seems to be working though, but then I try again with Home Edition, no luck, error message again.
    Any suggestions?
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    If the Xp Pro CD works (I believe you just said)
    Then it must be the Xp Home CD that is faulty

    You can contact MS on replacing your Xp Home CD itself at reduced cost (ie you have the key already)
     
  8. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The XP Home cd works just fine... i tried :(
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    What?

    Now I'm confused

    So everything is working?

    I think you should describe your issue very clearly again, ideally in point form.

    Trying to install Windows ??
    Xp Pro CD works ??
    Xp Home CD works ??
    etc
    etc
    ......
     
  10. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hard drive was formatted.
    When I insert XP Home disc I get the
    pci.sys - address F854A0BF Base at F8543000 (Datestamp 3b7d855C) message
    Won't even get into the installation part.
    I tried using XP Pro just to see if it that would work, and that booted into Windows XP Pro Install without any problems.
    I tried using Windows XP Home again, and I got the error message againg.
    You said it might be the Home CD itself, but it's not.
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    But it must be the disc?

    Hmm. Maybe I'm missing something here :confused:

    The XP Pro disc --> works <--

    But the Home --> disc <-- doesn't work

    It must be the Home disc ??

    I might be missing something, I'm a bit tired so it's possible I suppose
     
  12. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry :)
    You suggested that maybe the "Xp Home CD that is faulty"
    But it's not, it works in another computer.
    So the cd is not faulty. but i still get the error message when I try to install XP Home.
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Your CD\DVD Drive cannot read your Xp Home CD

    The other computer must have a better working CD\DVD Drive

    Other than swapping drives (CD\DVD Drives) your Xp Home CD must not be in as good shape as your Xp Pro CD.
    Therefore I would suggest one (or more) of these options:

    Clean the disc
    Clean the drive (you can purchase CD\DVD Drive cleaner discs)
    Replace the CD\DVD Drive
    Replace the CD itself
     
  14. elmeg

    elmeg TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I gave it back to my friend and she'll take it in somewhere, i'm giving up on it.
    Thanks for all the help
     
  15. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    That's reasonable

    Please update this thread, when the answer is known

    :)
     
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