You repeated "XP", "WinXP Home", and "WinXP with my 2002 version CD".
XP has dire issues with new gear and even more so with SATA drives, large (over a gigabyte of) RAM and more.
The lesson is simple. For this sort of machine you want the Retail (not Dell or OEM) version of XP SP2 or XP SP3 CD and follow all the thousand other posts about XP and SATA.
If you don't read those other posts about this issue you are doomed to repeat the failures.
I cant find a way around blue screen error messages during WinXP installation.
My story: I recently was running WinXP Home on a GIGABYTE GA-MA770-DS3 with no issues. I decided to upgrade my mobo for quad-core CPU support (Bought a Phenom II x4) and do a clean install of WinXP with my Home edition CD. The new mobo is a BIOSTAR TA790XE and I made sure it is compatible with WinXP.
Formating my drive with the WinXP CD was not an issue, and the beginning of the installation ran smoothly. After the system restart I get back to the setup screen, where I am told the OS is about to install and estimated time is "39 minutes". (This is the same screen that flashes all the great new features of WinXP as you wait for the installation to finish). Now this is when I get my error messages, the screen goes black and then solid blue, and I see one of the following errors at the top of the screen:
My copy of WinXP is Home Edition version 2002, I dont know what service pack, if any, is included on the CD.
My memory sticks are working, two 1gb sticks that display during the mobo's post screen.
I have a CD-rom drive but no floppy drive. My CPU is an Athlon 64x2 6000+ (3.1ghz), GPU is an ATI 4850, storage device is 80gb SATA western digital that came with my Dell E521 back in 2006.
I was able to reinstall WinXP with my 2002 version CD on my old GIGABYTE mobo, so the issue seems to be my WinXP's non-compatibility with my new TA790XE biostar mobo. Thanks in advance for the advice and if you need anymore information I will be checking this thread constantly until this problem is resolved.