Vista Install Error!

Hi everyone so i had decided to wipe my hard disk clean and install [dualboot]Vista and Linux on a half/half partition 500 gig SATA Hard drive. When installing vista(first) i get through almost the whole setup when during the "finishing Installation" step it restarts then does the Blue Screen of death with the following error: STOP 0x0000007e (0xFFFFFFFFC0000005,0xFFFFF8000185e251,0xFFFFF98001,0xFFFFF980012 FC830)
But its really no use because every time i try starting it again the Technical Information is different.
My specs are:
-500 Gig SATA hard drive
-4 gigs of RAM
-AMD Phenom 2 x64
-An ATI video card

I'm completely lost so any help is GREATLY appreciated.
Oh and i did take my RAM out and put it back in and i set my BIOS to the factory settings.
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  1. Setting the bios to factory is probably the culprit. You probably need to turn ACHI back on in the bios.
  2. I believe it's hardware related. It might be a bad hard drive.
  3. Thats exactly the point I had an error after I re-flashed my bios and forgot to turn ACHI back on.
  4. If installed in IDE mode, then went back to ACHI, it will BSOD on you. If you want ACHI, then you have to install in ACHI from the start.
  5. dndhatcher said:
    Setting the bios to factory is probably the culprit. You probably need to turn ACHI back on in the bios.

    Alright i'll give it a try!
  6. masterasia said:
    If installed in IDE mode, then went back to ACHI, it will BSOD on you. If you want ACHI, then you have to install in ACHI from the start.

    Actually, i had it installed in IDE mode all along and i had never switched it to ACHI mode so there shouldnt be a problem there. Any other ideas???
  7. Best answer selected by bijdog.
  8. Quote:
    try a fresh install with Win7. get off vista all together. (funny but seriously, vista.?)
    now, about your issue.
    with your sata hdd, tell me about your motherboard configuration,
    in which connections do you have your hdd connected and have you edited your booting configuration.?
    just some simple questions to visualize your set-up.

    Thanks i installed Win7 and it worked fine for some reason. Thanks a bunch
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