AMAZING. With the help of this post, I actually got a working Install Disk for XP that would boot on my new H67 Intel Chipset Dell XPS 8300.
AND with posts on the use of SYSPREP I actually got pretty far into moving my Windows XP Pro installation from my old nVidia ASUS motherboard with a C2Q to a new Intel Dell system, Intel H67, with an i7. . Took some work, but never got a work around for the MS limitations.
Repair Install with my new XP CD gets all done but get only 1 second of the XP splash screen and reboots.
No ntbtlog file either, so thinking it is a HAL problem.
The difficulty was the SATA drivers, at first, to get XP on the nVidia chipset in the first place! Just couldn't get rid of them, even with a SYSPREP reset, always crashed the new machine. Strange thing is, even after all this, the Repair Install, and I get it to try a Safe Mode start, you see the dang drivers still loading!. But like I said, it doesn't seem to be that, I do not think, for there is no BSOD, just reboots.
So I will post it here in hopes to help the next guy.
Followed the system addressed here, and produced an XP Pro SP3 CD using my original Microsoft Retail XP Pro, no service packs. Used the latest nLite, SP3 executable, Intel Chipset INI file/drivers, and Fernando's Intel Rapid Store Text Mode Driver set, incorporating them all into a new install / recovery disk.
Followed recommendations from a post about using SYSPREP to move installs with nvgts.sys, to new machines.
Uninstalled all the nVidia software/drivers through Control Panel. Reboot if you have too.
Used the Device Manager to switch the IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers to the Standard IDE Controllers with Update Driver, Install from Specific Location, Don't Search, I will Choose. REBOOT LATER
Uninstalled any nVidia nForce Controllers listed under storage controllers. REBOOT LATER.
Downloaded CCleaner, Driver Sweeper AND Driver Fusion, ran them all to try and rid the system of use of nvgts.sys
Reboot to Safe Mode w/Networking. Double Checked the Device Manager again, had to remove the nVidia RAID drive again.
Ran all the cleaner sweepers and removed what I could.
Ran SYSPREP, from an ADMIN Command Window "sysprep -factory -nosidgen -mini -activated -bmsd -shutdown"
Let it do its job and shut the machine down.
Moved the drive to the Intel i7. Boot Fails, still can't access the SATA bus my guess, no blue screen like a std boot cd would (07b error), just crashes.
reboot from the LOVELY XP CD I just made with the incorporated SATA drives, Install, Repair, finds the XP install and repairs it.
To no avail
going to try a different route this time of starting an upgrade install from XP on the old machine, then moving.