Stop Error when upgrading from 98se to XP pro

I am getting this error Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF898963C, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000 0, 0x00000000) when I try to upgrade from 98se to XPpro.

Anyone know what this means?
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  1. <A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/reskit/prmd_stp_xlxv.asp?frame=true" target="_new">Stop 0x0000007B or INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE</A>

    <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q310064" target="_new">HOW TO: Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation When You Upgrade from Windows 98 or Windows Me</A>

    The only time I've seen anyone mention this error in association with the 0xF898963C parameter is when upgrading to WinXP while on a RAID array.

    I would suggest making sure that the drivers for the controller are correct (and <A HREF="http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q216406" target="_new">added to the installation</A> during Setup), <i>after</i> repartitioning/formatting the disks. I'd also suggest doing a clean installation of the operating system instead of an upgrade. If you have a full, licensed version of a previous operating system (Win98 or WinME) in hand, there's no reason not to do a clean installation.

    <A HREF="http://www.theeldergeek.com/clean_installation_of_windows_xp.htm" target="_new">Clean installation of Windows XP</A>

    Without a list of your current hardware to check out, this is my best guess.

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  2. My current hardware is:

    Gigabyte GA-7VRXP
    AMD Athlon XP 2200
    512MB pc2700
    eVGA 128MB GeForce 4 Ti 4600
    Maxtor 20GB ATA133

    I will give the clean install a try.

    <P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by vtjedi on 08/16/02 09:47 PM.</EM></FONT></P>
  3. The important thing in this situation is that you repartition the drive before installing the OS.

    Toejam31

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