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How to solve STOP STOP 0X0000007E error when installing Win XP Pro?

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This is a new question, but is related to question: https://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Components/Motherboards/Q_26509128.html.  This question was about not getting any of the posting messages as the computer booted using old MB.

That was resolved by replacing the MB and HDD because the old "C" drive was getting a KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR and the box was extremely unstable.

Next, after installing new MB, swapping out video and memory,  unplugging all HDD except new one, I attempted to load Win XP Pro from installation CD.  However,  got the following Blue Screen of Death (BSD) as all the initial files were being copied:

STOP 0X0000007E
(
0X00000005,
0XF748E0BF,
0XF78DA208,
0XF78D9F02
)
PCI.SYS ADDRESS F74EOBF base at f748700, datestamp 367d855e.

After a little research on the net, I found the exact same error at: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/xphardware/thread/08bac46d-55b5-472b-8bad-c0dc227359a8.

They said it was not a hardware error but attempting to install an OS without SP2 or SP3.  I've never had this happen with a clean install of XP.   The post suggested "slip streaming" the Win XP installation cd, to create a new installation CD with SP2 included.  Doesn't seem very legal to me???

Anyone have any thoughts on how to resolve the above STOP error?

Thanks!
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