I see you erased the disk with some utility. The XP Setup procedure could do that for you and format the hdd as appropriate. Did you let the XP Setup CD do that?
Also, you may not know that if this hdd is a SATA drive, XP does not know what SATA is, and so needs SATA drivers installed, during the setup process.
Finally, do you know which XP is this, does it have SP1a, SP2 or SP3? It's just that if the drive is greater than 127GB, XP on it's own will not recognise the extra size. SP1a onwards corrected this.
I picked up my sons old PC - a Dell XPS 410 system as a backup. It had Windows Xp as an OS but the hard drive was having intermittent problems so I used a utility to erase the 'C' drive with the intention of reinstalling Windows Xp.
When I booted up to the Windows Xp CD I got the following message:
Windows Setup Setup is loading files?.. Setup is Starting Windows A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps: Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer. Technical Information: *** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000)
I tried another hard drive but got the same message. I don't have a recovery CD for the system but I'm not sure that would help anyway.
I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts about this problem.