First post, by AntiRevisionism
I have my ASUS P2B-D based system and up and with running Windows 98 SE. I am trying to now install XP as a dual boot or on a second hard drive, but I am not having any luck with setup.
It reaches the point of "Setup is Starting Windows", then hangs about 5 minutes while intermittently accessing the CD and then finally blue screens with an 0x0000007F error. Trying with Windows 2000 also gave the same result. Once, however, it made it all the way to copying files from the CD and then crapped out on copying over driver.cab ; trying to get it to retry resulted it graphical weirdness on the screen. (See attached photo.)
I have verified there are no memory errors with MemTest86. I have also tried different hard drives, cables and IDE channels. Even used different installer CDs. The only thing that "works" is disconnecting all hard drives. XP setup then quickly and happily loads to the point of where it says no hard disks found.
This makes me think there is perhaps some issue between NT Windows and the IDE chipset on this board? Any suggestions on what else I might try? I do not have an PCI IDE controller card handy, but that's what I'm thinking of attempting next.