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Problem loading win XP-SP2

I have recently obtained the following items for my home PC. (All Dec 2007 make).

1. Motherboard: ASUS M2A-VM
2. CPU: 2.2-GHz Athlon 64 X2 4200+
3. SMPS: VIP 500W
4. HDD: SEAGATE SATA 160 GB
5. DVD WRITER: LITE-ON-SATA-LH-20X
6. RAM: 1 GB 667MHz DDR2

After assembly, the BIOS drive recognitions were correct, and no error seen. Then I tried loading Windows OS: XP-SP2 (using original disk with windows logo). However, after the initial HDD partition, formatting, and copying files (total about 30 min), in the next boot, while the screen with the following messages appeared:

Collecting Information (done)
Dynamic Update (done)
Preparing Installation (done)
INSTALLING WINDOWS
39 min remaining

after about 5 minutes the another new message window appeared:

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for Disk Drive. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

After OKing it six more messages appeared sequentially within one minute gaps as follows:

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for CD Rom. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for CD Rom. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for Disk Drive. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for Battery. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for Disk Drive. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

Device Installer Error
Windows could not load the installer for CD Rom. Contact Your Hardware vendor for assistance.

Thus, rebooting took place, and the same INSTALLING WINDOWS process started with same results. The Loop continued indefinitely.

Do I have to install the (SATA) Device drivers before OS installation, by pressing F6 key?
If yes, HOW?
Is the reqd drive available in the DVD accompanying the MoBo. It is not clear from the details in the MoBo manual, or ASUS web-site. How can I run it from there?

I have taken the help of local PC assemblers, with few years of experience each. I have also discussed the problem with few others. The feedback is that such error messages were never ever encountered before.

Do you have a solution? Please help.

R.S.
rs_282004@yahoo.com

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Don;t know if this is the cause of u're errors, but it might be do to the motherboard chipset drivers (the lack of them in u're windows version). If so, u have to make a copy of u're windows cd with all u're motherboard drivers included, and try to install with that cd. The same problem appears to all new laptops that do not offer XP support and only Vista support . In order to do the new XP cd, u\ll need a little program that u'l find on internet..... (for example: n-lite)

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