XP install stopped by a pci.sys problem

By dbonniwell
Aug 6, 2008
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  1. On a new build, I got to the point where I was installing XP home. I all the sudden get stopped by a BSOD pci.sys error.
    I am not able to proceed any farther and must abort.
    i tried making an XP SP2 streamline install disk but for this and that reasons unable to. I read this cures the problem.
    How can I get around this error or fix it. thanks
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    In bios set SATA - Native Mode = disabled (if you have an ATA HardDrive)
    Or put it SATA in IDE mode

    Once Windows is installed
    Return to BIOS and re-enable SATA native mode

    or

    Turn off ACPI in the Power Management section.
    Turn back on once Windows installed

    or

    Use another genuine Windows CD with minimum SP2
  3. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Are you using an older Windows XP disc?
    This problem is usually found on motherboards with PCI Express slots and a Windows Version that is Not Service Pack 2.
    Try again with another WXP SP2 disc, and the problem will likely go away.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Just doubling up on what I said, are we?

    Well, I'm poor on networking, so I suppose this is where it evens out
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