Stop Error on PCI.SYS During Windows XP* Installation for Intel® Desktop Boards





What are you seeing?
When you install Windows XP* on your Intel® Desktop Board, you see the blue screen error below:

***stop 0x0000007E (oxc 0000005, oxf9a380bf, oxf9e84208, oxf9e834208, 0xe9e83f08
*** PCI.SYS address f9a380bf base at f9a31000, date stamp 3b7d8ssc

Why are you seeing it?
Your Windows XP installation image doesn't include Service Pack 2.

How to fix it
You must use Windows XP with Service Pack 2. If you don't have an installation CD that includes Service Pack 2, you can create a slipstream CD.

See below for resources describing the slipstreaming process: