I'm out of answers why my new PC will not allow Windows XP Pro SP2 to install. System Specs:
ABIT AB9 Pro Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
OCZ S.O.E 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) SDRAM Unbuffered (5-5-5-12, 2.0v)
SAPPHIRE 100141L Radeon X1300 256MB 128-bit DDR PCI Express x16 Video Card
COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power 713001180 ATX12V 600W Power Supply
SONY DRU820A 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner
2 x Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YD 160GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drives
SABRENT CRW-UINB 52-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader
I have already swapped out EVERY piece of hardware (except the processor), INCLUDING the MB (I bought 2 of them at once), and I still get this STOP error. I have also tried booting to a Symantec Recovery Disk (2006) with same result and a HIREN's Boot CD (v8.1)
I've been trying to install Windows XP Pro SP2 (32bit version). Becuase this system is capable of 64bit (my first system of this capability) do I HAVE TO use a 64bit OS?
Any help is greaty appreciated.