Unable to install XP

By drworm73
Aug 16, 2008
  1. I am building a PC for my father, and I have run in to a snag. I have built PCs three times before, and have never had much more than a hiccup, but this is killing me. I am trying to install XP media edition on to a fresh hard drive, and I keep getting blocked. The first time I did this yesterday I got a blue screen with an error telling me that there was something wrong with my Hard Drive or I had a virus (obviously impossible). The Error was:

    Stop: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

    So I tried to reboot, and got stalled at the "Verifying DMI Pool..." step and could not ever get back in to windows install. I took the HD back to Frys today, and got it replaced with a new one. I brought it home, and got the same problem only I do not get stopped at the the "Verifying DMI Pool..." step any more. I just get to the blue screen and it gives me the same error. The version of XP media edition is a new OEM version.

    HELP! All the components are new and pretty top of the line.
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