So let me make sure I'm understanding what you're trying to do, because it looks like you're trying to take a drive from an old computer, put it into a different computer, and then that's (predictably) not working. Then you tried fixing things with a BartPE setup, which isn't working either.
If that's the case, then since you didn't clear out all the old drivers for the old machine, you are going to get a BSOD every time. Probably the easiest thing to do would be to reinstall XP, assuming you can find XP drivers for the Dell system. If not, then you're dead in the water anyway.
You also will need to make sure that your XP disc isn't an OEM disc. Just because it didn't come with a system doesn't necessarily mean it isn't an OEM disc. If it is OEM, it will fail to activate on the new system, and you're again dead in the water.
May as well check on those two things before you get too far along, because either one can torpedo the entire project.
Dell Dimension 4600i
IBM 10.4gb hdd (ata/ide)
Single partition (ext3) OS linux Fedora LXDE spin
Generic PC (Elderly)
WD400 40gb hdd (EIDE)
Single Partition (NTFS) os XP pro Ver:2002 SP3
Need to reconfigure so Generic Box is running 10gb hdd with fedora and dell box is
running 40gb hdd with windows and associated installed apps and data
Generic Box boots Fedora (Some video drvr file need to be installed manually No
longer supplied with Fedora 17)
Runs fine "out of the box"
Dell box attempts to boot MS os on c:
Flashes BSOD (assume BSOD 7b, too fast to read) loops to restart, BSOD, restart, etc
Not unexpected as installed os is using installed drivers for hdware on original Generic box
Create bootable USB fdd using BartPE build from MS XP (sp3) install cd
Boot Dell box from USB to run "Repair" on C:
Note this is not OEM (Dell) cd. Dell box obtained with linux OS and no XP anything available so built from my own MS XP install disk used to install OS on Generic Box
Bios recognizes USB and starts boot
Window "Splash" appears with "loading bar" animated
BSOD 7b 0xf7cb0528, 0x00000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000
Gnash Teeth and Curse
Assume Dell bios not playing well with XP disc other than its own proprietary xp
Search web for similar issue, workaround, kludge, etc
Implement and try with results as above
Gnash Teeth and Curse
(repeat above 3 items in loop for 2 days)
Ask Here For Help
This situation is making me nuts! Why can't we all just get along? Assume the problem is conflict between dell box and MS Install vs Dell proprietary Most discussions of this are just way beyond my comprehension level Looks to me that there are some ini files somewhere that differ between Dell and MS versions Tried Replacing NTLDR (BartPE) version with NTLR from friends box (Dell running xp sp3) no fix.
Not a do or die situation, just don't like being told I cant do something this simple. Got images of the current MS os backed on a removable drive so while I would prefer not to brick the drive I am not worried bout loosing data. Really the only issue is getting a MS install disc to load on a Dell box... ***?
Thanks for the chance to vent and will look forward to comments, logic faults, questions etc.
(time to put a dent in the rum supply)