Upgrade Dell B130 XP Home to XP Pro STOP error pci.sys cannot install
Posted on 2006-04-21
I have two brand new Dell B130 laptops that came with Windows XP Home. I need to install Windows XP Pro to join our domain at the office. Trying to run it inside of windows says cannot continue because the version of windows installed is newer than the one on the CD.
So I rebooted this time off of the CD. (Yes, it is an original Win XP Pro volume license CD that has been used on many workstations to install from.)
It starts to go through the process of loading the installation GUI, but just after it says 'starting windows' it has a STOP error:
*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005,0xF85480BF,0xF8994208,0xF8993F08)
*** pci.sys - Address F85480BF base at F8541000, DateStamp 3b7d855c
Thanks in advance for all help given!