How do i solve the issue i have installing XP on a HP PC?

By mckevitt ·
HI i have a HP PC currently with windows 7 installed on it. I have Windows XP on a disk and am attempting to install. I am booting from the disk and everything seems to be working ok then get a blue screen which states:

A problem has been detected with windows has has shut down to prevent damage to your computer etc etc etc

technical information

STOP: 0x0000007B (0xc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

Any suggestions willbe very much appreciated


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Well that Stopp Error Code

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to How do i solve the issue ...

Means that the Windows XP installer is stopping due to a Boot Sector Virus, see here for a full description

However as you say that 7 was installed if you have not wiped the drive with something like Kill Disc or Boot & Nuke you will get that Stop Error Message because there is a newer version of Windows already on the HDD than what you are attempting to install. You'll need to wipe the HDD to install Windows and here you'll need a M$ Branded install Disc not a System Makers Recovery Disc which is in most cases a Slipstreamed Install Disc for the Hardware that it was supplied with and not a full version of the Windows Installer.

You'll also need to apply any SATA Drivers that you Hardware needs as XP doesn't have native SATA Support so you'll need to use nLite to make a Slipstreamed Install Disc with your required Drivers.

Some links you'll need nLite

nLite Directions

Kill Disc

Boot & Nuke


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by mckevitt In reply to Well that Stopp Error Cod ...

Hi Col

Thanks for your time

I have downloaded the software Boot and nuke on to a blank disk have have booted from here and it just runs windows 7 as normal. It is not doing anything.

I followed the simple instructions on the Boot and Nuke link.

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by mckevitt In reply to Well that Stopp Error Cod ...

The kill disk does not work either it just runs me through a set up and then says that it is not supported on my machine.

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by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Well that Stopp Error Cod ...

You'll need to look at the Boot Order in BIOS and set it to Boot from the Optical Drive before the HDD here.


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You need to virtualize your xp.

by databaseben In reply to How do i solve the issue ...

the problem is that the computer was designed for win7 and not for the old xp o.s.

what you are trying to do is like installing a engine designed for the vw beetle into a car made for a ferrari engine. this is just an over simplification, of course.

at best, you can install on win7 a program called: virtual pc or virtual box.

then install xp in virtual pc or virtual box (which ever you choose or both)

these programs create an environment inside (like a bubble) which allows other operating systems to run inside win7.

however, be advised that the virtualized xp cannot take control over win7 or its machine. so xp does have boundaries that it cannot cross.

but for the most part, a virtualized xp will be helpful if you have xp programs you need to run in it.

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Everyone is wrong...

by toolman30044 In reply to How do i solve the issue ...

It's not a virus.
It isn't that XP won't install because it is a Windows 7 PC.
It means that the XP Installation cannot detect the Hard Drive.

You have 2 choices...
1) You need to go into BIOS & Change the SATA hard drive setting to compatibility
2) You need to see if HP offers XP SATA drivers for you system and at the F6 prompt install them.


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by JohnyMC In reply to Everyone is wrong...

David is correct. It sounds like the XP disk does not have correct SATA drivers. You could download and install them to a bootable disk (floppy) and load them at the beginning of windows setup.

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by mckevitt In reply to Everyone is wrong...

Brilliant thanks

I have set the hard disk settings to IDE and it has runs

Thanks for your help

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Most Likely a Driver Issue

by CFWhitman In reply to How do i solve the issue ...

This is most likely just a hard disk driver issue. There are many SATA chipsets for which no drivers exist on a typical Windows XP install disc. There are a couple of possible solutions. If you want to install XP directly on the current hard disk, you need to ascertain which driver you need for that particular machine in any case (this may be easy or it may not be so easy).

The simplest solution would probably involve a USB floppy drive. When you start to run the Windows XP installation it will give you the instruction to press a certain F key (is it F6?, I'm not sure which one) near the beginning if you need to install additional drivers for storage devices. You can then have the drivers available on a floppy disk and load them when it gives you the chance (at the same point the error would pop up if you didn't press the F key). If you do this be aware that you may have to keep pressing the arrow key up or down when you get to the beginning or end of the list to show additional driver options.

If you don't have a USB floppy drive available (or floppy disks for it), or if your BIOS doesn't support a USB floppy showing up as the A: drive, then you may need to slipstream the drivers onto a Windows installation disk as OH Smeg pointed out. This is because the Windows XP installation routine does not support accessing additional files by any means other than floppy disk (neither USB drive nor CD-ROM). Windows Vista and 7 support adding drivers by other means, but the XP routine appears to be stuck in 1995.

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xp needs driver to see sata drive

by heartbreakerz_1 In reply to How do i solve the issue ...

i would have to agree with toolman, in bios, change from ahci to ata, should install fine from there

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