I'm not an expert here, but XP does not know how to install drivers for the SATA controller, and the drivers are not held on the XP installation CD. At some stage in the installation sequence you need to insert a floppy disk with the SATA drivers on it and install from there.
This is the guidance I found on Google when I searched for XP how to install SATA drivers;
SATA controller driver
Your Motherboard or SATA controller card requires a driver to work properly. If you did not get a Floppy Disk with the SATA driver included with your Motherboard you will have to make one. The SATA drivers can be located on the installation CD that came with your Motherboard or preferably, download the latest SATA controller drivers from the manufacturers site. Once you have located the drivers copy them to a formatted floppy disk. Make sure they are in the root directory i.e. not contained within any folders.
When you turn on the PC hit the Delete key when prompted and you will enter the BIOS (Basic Input Output System). Here you set the first boot device to be the CDROM drive, the option is usually found under the Advanced Options section but this depends on your BIOS and you may have to look around for it. Once you have done this save and exit.
Installing the SATA controller driver
Once you have set the PC to boot from the CD make sure the XP CD is in the CD drive and start the installation as per usual. Within the first minute or so of the installation Windows will prompt you to press F6 to install RAID or SCSI drivers, do this. Windows will continue to install then ask you to locate the driver. now with the floppy disk created earlier in drive A: select the driver and hit Enter.
With the SATA drivers installed you can now continue the Windows installation as usual.
BIOS settings revisited
Once Windows has finished installing you will need to make sure the PC is set to boot from the SATA drive. To do this make the first boot device SATA if the option is available. If not you have two options: HD0 - If there are no IDE HDs present, or SCSI if you do plan on running an IDE HD as a secondary device.
I hope that helps.
If not, perhaps others here will have better ideas.
I am trying to install windows XP on my new computer. Specs Here - > http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883103189
Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E7200(2.53GHz)
Processor Main Features 64 bit Dual Core Processor
Cache Per Processor 3MB L2 Cache
Memory 4GB DDR2
Hard Drive 500GB SATA
Sadly, I am not getting very far. When XP starts installing it starts making its first checks and then the Blue Screen comes up ! Oh No! It says this:
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.
*** STOP: 0X0000007B (0xF78d2524, 0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x0000000)
Not sure what all of this means, but how can I run CHKDSK if I can't even boot up? What else can I do?
Any help is appreciated. Would really like to use my new computer