rodneyws (IS/IT--Management) (OP)
7 Jun 05 9:13
Here's the setup:
Motherboard: Asus P5ND2-SLI (BIOS dated 5/27/05)
CPU: P4 3.0 (Socket 775)
Video Card: Single PCIe GeForce 6600GT
RAM: 2 X 512 MB DDR2-533
HD: IDE Seagate 60 GB
The PC boots fine with a Windows 98 boot disk. It can boot from a CD and can read/write to the IDE hard drive. This makes me think all of the hardware is functional. In order to simplify troubleshooting, all non-essential devices (onboard sound, onboard LAN, SATA, game ports, etc) were disabled.
So here's the problem... when attempting to install (clean) Windows XP, the installation consistently fails at the same point. During the text-based portion of the install when Windows is about to start (the screen immediately before the one that allows you to partition your drives) it fails with the following error:
stop: 0X0000006F 0XC0000020
I have turned the internet upside-down and found numerous references to this message, but none really seemed to apply to my situation. Some said try a new CD (did that) and others said the harddrive is defective (it isn't)
Any help or sugguestions would be greatly appreciated.