Did you follow the advice "Hit any key to boot off the CDROM"? You should only do it, when you start the OS installation, not during the restarts while installing the OS.
I think i misled you...when i say endless reboot...it doesnt do it on its own....its just when the CD finishes loading files it asks to reboot pc to continue / finish installation...its at that point that it gets back to the beginning of the XP install process....
Usually the first reboot comes after the user has decided, onto which hdd and partition the Setup should install the OS.
So this is the most important point: Did the XP Setup detect the SATA hdd or not, when you booted off the original Windows XP with integrated SP2 or SP3 after having set the SATA Controller to "Compatibility Mode"?
This error message means, that you have integrated a wrong SATA driver.
The error message after trying to install XP in AHCI mode is :
A problem has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer......
Askes to check for viruses Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers...check drive to make sure it ois properly configured.....run chkdsk / f for corruption
Technical information:*** STOP: 0X0000007B (oxF78D2524, 0xC00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)