I read this and read about "wrong version", "slipstream" and more. My thought here is to forget slipstream and do this the old fashioned way. Just the OS, then the drivers and updates.
Reading http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973208 supports this idea as your slipstream is likely to cause the issue not avoid or fix it.
after encountering a problem with installing the wrong version of windows vista (basic with a home premium key ( the disk with basic had sp1 the home premium not so much)) and when my computer would crash every time it fell asleep i decided to wipe the partition and do a clean vista install with a slipstreamed home premium sp1 disk.
Computer set up at this point - it is a franken build some parts new (4 months old) some 3 years old)
asus p5e3 pro motherboard
4 year old intel core 2 duo processor (not sure about model) -old
2 gig gskill ram
300 gig WD hard drive- old
1tb seagate barracuda hard drive
My first reinstall attempt with the slipstreamed disk went alright until the computer needed to reboot. When the computer started up again it gave me an blue screen of death error message
along with telling me to make sure any new installs were done correctly as well as telling me to try starting windows in safe mode
I hadn't installed anything new so I tried restarting-
the install tried to start over, so I let it and tried installing again hoping it was a random one time thing.
the next time after the crash I took out the install cd and windows tried to start normally
if I try to start in safe mode it says it needs to finish installing and cant do that in safe mode
if I try just loading windows normally the usb bugcode pops up again
after attempting to install windows several times (using a torrented sp2 disk (which failed halfway through install), the original home premium disk, the basic sp1 disk I had originally used to install the operating system) on both hard drives, after formatting them and deleting partitions and remaking them. I tried installing ubuntu. that install went fine. it loads it runs and it gives me new ways to format the hard drives.
After a day or so of this i decided that this was a good excuse to upgrade from my old processor to a new one, and the motherboard along with that (i though it was a motherbord problem) (i had updated the bios on the motherboard as well)
fearing it might just be the hard drives starting to fail (i was desperate at this point) I picked up a 500gig seagate drive to test as a blank slate. The original disk i used to install windows failed to work with this hard drive.
the new hardware arrived
msi p55-gd65 motherboard
intel i5 -750 processor
finally figuring my problems were at an end i tried installing again and I get the same
bugcode_usb_driver blue screen when I try and install
i've checked and made sure everything was installed right, tried it with all hd's plugged in and with each hard drive on it's own plugged in and still no luck
Any ideas on how to install windows when a new motherboard, hard drive and processor wont make the problem go away? I would guess i may have left something out of the different things i've tried but i did my best. i would appreciate trying anything at this point