windows XP will not boot on my new system(BSOD)

By shinesun
May 31, 2007
  1. help guys!

    i recently bought the parts of my new system.After i fixed it it i was ready to load windows XP. but after the initial loading of the generic files, i get a blue screen saying:

    ***STOP: 0X0000007E

    ***PCI.SYS-address F78360BF, base at F782F000 ,datestamp 3B7D855C

    i am using an MSI P35 motherboard and a PCI-E graphics card, i have tried plugging out the graphics card out several times but to no avail. what should i do? please help me.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If you are using a hard drive from a previous system, you will need to format it and then reinstall from scratch. That`s because the hard drive will have all the drivers etc for your old hardware and won`t work with the new stuff.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. shinesun

    shinesun TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no, my harddrive and everything else is new. but i o not understand what happened. anyone pls help?
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I recommend you try running the system with just the bear essentials. I.E Hard drive/1 stick of ram/Mobo/Cpu/Video card and see if that helps. If it doesn`t, then I suspect some kind of faulty hardware.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. shinesun

    shinesun TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi howard thanks for the advice. i tried installing XP again but i cant. is it a driver compatibility issue with windows XP or should i switch to vista to play safe? (since my mobo is vista certified and my Vid.card is also certified for vista.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I doubt it`s anything to do with XP vs Vista. Check to make sure your Windows cd isn`t scratched or dirty etc. Like I said, I suspect some kind of hardware problem.

    Try testing your ram as per the instructions HERE. If that doesn`t help, test your hard drive with the manufacturers diagnostic utility.

    Regards Howard :)
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