STOP: 0X0000007E (0XC0000005, 0XF748E0BF, 0XF78DA208, 0XF78D9F08) pci.sys - Address F748E0BF base at F7487000, Datestamp 3b7d855c

I am trying to install windows XP Pro into a new computer.

What I get before it even starts to install is what I posted as the title.

Help me....I have run out of ideas..and cannot seem to find answers anywhere.

Running with

Mobo Asus P7P55D delux
Intel i5 2.66 quad
4 GB ram
EVGA GeForce GT 220 ssc edition 1GB DDR3 video card.

I cannot get past this error and cannot find a solution...

In your case I would start with #4 below.

Failure to install an operating system is usually caused by (in order of probability):

1. You are attempting to install with other devices connected to the computer. Disconnect them before trying to do an installation.

2. Faulty installation media. Check the installation CD/DVD for scratches, smudges. Test in another machine.

3. Faulty optical drive. Test with another bootable CD/DVD or swap it out for a known-working one.

4. Faulty RAM. Test with Memtest86+ from . You will download the .iso to make a bootable cd. Burn the file with third-party burning software* - as an image, not as data. Then boot with the media you made (you may need to change the boot priority in your BIOS so that the optical drive is the first boot device). The test will run immediately. Let the test run for an hour or two - unless errors are seen immediately. If you get any errors, replace the RAM.

*A good free choice is ImgBurn from .

5. Faulty hard drive. Test with a diagnostic utility downloaded from the drive mftr.'s website. You will create a bootable CD with the file you download. Burn the file with third-party burning software* - as an image, not as data. Boot with the CD you made and do a thorough test of the drive. If it fails any physical tests, replace it.

6. Other hardware components are faulty.
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