I'm running on a sy-7vba133 pentium 3 motherboard with a p3 866 mhz WITHOUT any kind of under or overclocking, my card is a geforce 4 mx440se running on 2x agp, I swapped the card after the first time it failed, with a SiS 6326 that previously worked on other machine with xp, swapped disks, memo cards, disabled integrated usb and sound, and took out my network card, the memos are checked, the disks have been tested with windows xp on other machine...
I'm gonna kill that computer, I don't know what else to do, I've even followed the microsoft article about this in order to solve it and my bios is (I think) the latest they ever released for this motherboard: 2aa7, still not working.
I've seen several guys on google and here with this problem but they all have it AFTER setup, I can't even complete it, those who had this problem during install provided no solution on their posts anyway...
It's the classic IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x0000000A (maybe I missed some zeros, doesn't matter anyway) BSOD, I tried several times with different configurations on the same computer, same results, when it attempts to continue setup and load the gui it crashes, same if I go into safe mode. All types of caches (BIOS, video, hard disk, L2, etc.) have been disabled in order to test, and still I get the same results, as I said before, I don't know what else to do.
I've been searching on google for my chipset to see if the problem was there (is a VIA chipset, some say they where problematic those days), and I found that my southbridge, VIA 686b, likes to cause DMA problems on win2k environments (windows 2000 and XP use a similar kernel). The article sugested to disable udma in order to solve the problem, it didn't work anyway, but at least I know where the problem is. It's a VIA Apollo 133A chipset with a 686b southbridge.
This post has been edited by pabloflv: 31 December 2012 - 09:18 AM