I ran into the same problem with a client's computer... crazy as this may sound it was caused by using a USB keyboard. If you have a PS2 keyboard, use it to perform the repair/reinstall. Afterward you can install the USB keyboard.
Make sure that Windows Vista Installation CD has SP1 on it.
The motherboard is quite new if you don't have SP1 on the CD you might encounter issues trough the installation.
Are you installing the operating system on a RAID configuration?
Unfortunately there are no such keyboard ports. I can only use a USB keyboard.
The install disk is Build 6001: Service Pack 1.
No RAID to my knowledge. This install is attempting to install on a single drive. All other drives are completely disconnected - they are not connected to the power supply or motherboard.
I've just made a few more attempts with some variations. Very brief notes chronicling the experience are below:
Removed all RAM. dusted everything.
Installed 2gb ram
When selecting Boot from DVd get the same bluescreen as original attachment (same error code):
stop: 0X0000001e ( 0xFFFFFFFFC0000096, OxFFFFF8000A4AE523, 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000 )
Note: The error screen suggests to disable BIOS memory options such as cashing and shadowing, but I have not
been able to locate those options in the BIOS.
On restart, attempting to Boot from dvd
get Windows is loading files
select option to run windows in Safe Mode
Build 6001: Service Pack 1
1st install screen (language, time nad currency, keyboard or input method)
Type oyour product key for activation
product key entered
I accept the license terms
Which type of installation?
Disk 0 Partition 1 1397.3GB
installed in safe mode, restarting
during restart the system flashed to a blue screen with new codes and automatically restarted.
attempting to start windows in safe mode.
receive windows error message when loading windows:
The computer restarted unexpedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation can not proceed. To
install Windows, click "OK" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation.
All in all this is a completely new experience to me. I've never had this degree of trouble when attempting to install a Windows OS on a completely new drive.
I've cleaned up the above notes and submitted it as a report to Microsoft.
Thanks for the assistance.