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  • Question

  • I have an original xp cd. It is of xp with no service packs. I just got an intel atom motherboard and when I try to install xp it errors with pci.sys being the issue. I know that it because the proper drivers are not there. If I slipstream the cd so sp2 is there it will load but does not accept my cd key and intel does not have any text mode drivers that I can find to download. What can I do?

    Thank You
    Sunday, August 23, 2009 3:00 AM

Answers

  • Hello ranger256,

    If the Product Key you are using is rejected by XP after it is slipstreamed up to SP2 level, it's likely the Product Key is one of the widely pirated batch of keys that were disabled by SP2.  Try entering the Product Key into a search engine.  If you get a lot of hits especially on sites that post pirated keys, you can be assured that is the situation.


    Can you install the copy of Windows you have onto another computer and run the mgadiag utility located here?  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012  Post it and let us check it out for you.


    Please visit http://www.howtotell.com to learn how to examine your materials and compare them to known counterfeit materials.

    If the above applies, your best option is to discontinue the use of pirated software and to purchase genuine Windows from a trusted local or online major retailer.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Monday, August 24, 2009 3:08 PM

All replies

  • Hello ranger256,

    If the Product Key you are using is rejected by XP after it is slipstreamed up to SP2 level, it's likely the Product Key is one of the widely pirated batch of keys that were disabled by SP2.  Try entering the Product Key into a search engine.  If you get a lot of hits especially on sites that post pirated keys, you can be assured that is the situation.


    Can you install the copy of Windows you have onto another computer and run the mgadiag utility located here?  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012  Post it and let us check it out for you.


    Please visit http://www.howtotell.com to learn how to examine your materials and compare them to known counterfeit materials.

    If the above applies, your best option is to discontinue the use of pirated software and to purchase genuine Windows from a trusted local or online major retailer.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Monday, August 24, 2009 3:08 PM
  • It is an original version of xp that I have used for years. It previously passed the all Microsoft genuine checks. I am sure that it is a legit copy. The issue seems to be jumping from no service pack to sp2.
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 2:47 AM
  • Hello ranger256,

    Well, in order to run the mgadiag against it, it has to be installed and activated.  Since you've been using it for years, run the mgadiag on the computer you've been using it on.
    For great advice on all topics XP, visit http://www.annoyances.org/exec/forum/winxp
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:49 PM
  • I will see if I can find another pc to test it on. The old one died and I am replacing it with the intel atom board.
    Tuesday, August 25, 2009 6:18 PM