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STOP Error while installing XP on new desktop build

Last Modified: 2011-10-19
I have finished a desktop build which will be used as a simple server.  Hardware specs are listed below.  While trying to install either XP Pro SP3 or Server 2003 R2, it goes as far as "Setup is Loading Windows" (after loading all of the drivers) and then displays the following STOP error:

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)  [on 2003 Server, the error code is 0x0000000a].

Both OS install disks are legal; the XP disk is the one I use at work on countless machines, and I've never had a problem with it, and the 2003 disk is the one I purchased with the parts.  The eventual goal is to have 2003 server running a very small domain and sharing out a few important files.  RAID is built onto the SATA controller and I have two identical drives, which I plan on mirroring for data redundancy.  For troubleshooting purposes, I'm simply installing XP Pro (since somewhere I read that 2003 Server "doesn't support" Intel boards) and have turned off the raid controllers, instead setting the SATA controllers to AHCI.

- CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad - Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz
- MB: Asus P5K3 Deluxe/WIFI-AP
- Graphics: EVGA GeForce 6200LE
- Memory: 2x 2GB Corsair XMS2 DHX DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) (4 GB total)
- Storage: 2x Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 rpm 32MB cache SATA 3 gbps

I have a very good amount of experience building and configuring desktop pc's both on the hardware and software sides, and I've never spent as much time on a single computer as this project has taken so far, so thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

~ Jonathan
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