I found this page by searching for answers to my XP install problem. I've purchased a Dell XPS 8700 with Windows 8 64bit on it. It has an i7- 4770 CPU @3.40GHz in it. I'm trying to install XP Pro 32bit on a secondary hard drive that I've installed on it. I need XP to run some old software that won't run on anything after XP. I've tried virtual box but it was too sluggish to be useful.
Anyway, I enter the BIOS and switch it to Legacy Mode. I restart the PC and boot from my DVD Drive. Everything seems to go alright until the actual install begins. I get a ***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000).
I've tried following your directions using nLite, but I could not even get that to work for me. I've copied my XP install disk to a new folder. I point nLite to that folder but it doesn't "see" anything in the folder. It just tells me, "'Make sure that the selected folder or drive contains the 'i386' or 'AMD64' directory and proper Windows installation files. nLite is for a pre-install environment only, meaning that it connot modify an exisitng Windows installation. An easy way is to insert your Windows installation CD and select your CD drive. Never copy the files directly to a partition root, create an empty folder first..' I'm using my XP Pro install disk. I know it works because I was able to use it on Virtual Box plus I've used it on a few of my machines over the last 4 years.. What could I be doing wrong?
This is the controller info: Intel® 8 Series/C220 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller
I'm hoping you can help. I'd appreciate any guidance you could give me.
Thank you for your time.