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BSOD when trying to re-install Windows Ultimate 64bit

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May 24, 2008 7:28:31 PM

BSOD when trying to re-install Windows Ultimate 64bit

Hardware Configuration

Motherboard: Asus M2NPV-VM
Motherboard ID: 09/20/2007-C51PV-MCP51-M2NPV-VM-00
(no added PCI cards)
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+, 2605 MHz
4GB Kingston 5400 Memory

2 - Seagate 320GB Sata2 Drives (Raid 1 Mirrored)
2 - Asus 1814BL Lightscribe Sata DVDRW Drives

2- Maxtor 40GB IDE Drives (Disconnected during re-install process)

Windows Ultimate 64bit was previously installed and running. A few days after installing
Service Pack 1, I noticed that the 2 Seagate Sata drives were no longer mirrored. While attempting to re-establish the Raid 1 Mirrored setup I messed up and decided the best approach was to just wipe the 2 drives and re-install Windows Ultimate 64bit.

The install process goes OK until the first re-boot attempt which ends in the BSOD
0x0000007e (0xffffffffc0000005, 0xfffff98000e0eb98, 0xfffff98000e0e570)

I have re-connected my Windows XP Pro Maxtor 40GB IDE Drive in order to type this. I have also ran the Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor (No Issues Noted) and the memory test (2Passes) twice with no issues showing up.

All suggestions welcome

John

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May 24, 2008 10:02:25 PM

Look over the info below. That MIGHT be your problem. Though your error message is a bit different and it looks like you didn't have this problem before. If you had less than 4 gig of ram during your first install that could explain why it's occurring now.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929777

If not that then probably a driver issue. Since it's occurring at the same point and at a time when drivers are being loaded. Maybe try to install with nothing but bare essential installed. No USB devices in particular.
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May 25, 2008 4:22:42 AM

BINGO - Once I removed 2GB the installation succeeded. However once I downloaded and installed the first 56 Vista Updates I once again ran into the BSOD. Although I haven├Ęt confirmed it yet I suspect the problem to be due to 2 Nvidia driver updates
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