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Vista Business BSOD when trying to install on clean HDD

Hello all,
  I'm trying to install Vista Business OEM on a new Western Digital SATA HDD.  The hard drive is brand new out of the box.  When trying to boot off of the customers Vista CD i am getting the following BSOD:
STOP: 0x000000c5 (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x888E892E)

The board has absolutely no peripherals plugged in everything is on-board.
Any suggestions?
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wcoil
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residentsCommented:
Go into the BIOS and try changing Sata operation (or sata operating mode) to PATA or IDE instead of RAID or AHCI.
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wcoilAuthor Commented:
yes i checked that and I think that their BIOS is so outdated that it does not have that option.  Will look into updating the BIOS
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residentsCommented:
If there is no SATA operation it may be as simple as disabling onboard RAID if you see anything like that in there.
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wcoilAuthor Commented:
ok i reset CMOS a second time and now it is getting passed that option but now getting a CD/DVD driver not found error.  Going to try an external dvd drive and see if that fixes that part.
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DavidPresidentCommented:
verify latest BIOS &ND DRIVERS and vista comatibility in first case with the mobo mfg site. maybe it won't work with any hdd. this save lots of time.
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wcoilAuthor Commented:
that's a problem as it is an HP Pavilion and as far as I can tell it is an MSI MS-7525 motherboard but MSI has no listing for this motherboard and the only bios update that HP has is an .exe that can only be run from Windows.  So now I am passed getting the blue screen by resetting the CMOS.  Now though using multiple DVD drives and a few different copies of Vista i am getting the following error after I chose Setup on the Windows Vista initial screen:

a required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing.  If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.

Note: If the Windows installation CD/DVD is in the drive, you can safely remove it for this step.

On another note I have hooked up two different manufactured SATA drives to this same motherboard and have tried numerous SATA headers and numerous SATA cables and any other drive that I put in there I am getting Drive Read Error.
Could this possibly be a motherboard issue?
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nobusCommented:
it is looking like a bad motherboard, but it can be a bad cd drive too - check if you can boot from usb also!

you can test if it boots from cd without a disk attached, or from a disk (with an OS) without a cd attached
these can also help :
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Hardware/Components/Motherboards/Short-overview-of-how-to-troubleshoot-bad-hardware-when-a-pc-does-not-post.htm
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/Storage/Hard_Drives/The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html
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ded9Commented:
I think the drivers are missing would recommend slipstream the raid drivers. Go to HP webiste-select your model number and download the raid drivers.

Download vlite
www.vlite.net/

Intergrate you cd/dvd drivers,raid driver and service packs. Then try to boot from dvd.

Some HP computers dont have option to disable raid.
Bsod is caused by Raid just integrate it and issue will be resolved


Ded9
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DavidPresidentCommented:
If the HP web site doesn't have Vista drivers, then you can bet that not only WON'T they be on the MSFT Vista CD, but also the system never went through certs.  This means that even *IF* you got it running, then you risk data loss and general instability. (Let alone, you'd be punished for your efforts by having to actually use vista in the first place ;)

Cut your losses & move on to a supported O/S.
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