I had to reinstall XP so I decided to format and start from scratch.\nThat was last weekend. I have since tried installing over 20 times\nand each time I get a different install error.\n\nThis is my 5th XPC I have worked on, I consider myself an\nunprofessional computer expert BUT that doesn't mean I am not missing\nsomething.\n\nThe system ran fine before I had to reinstall (software issue -\nadware).\nIt has P4 2.4GHz HT, 1GB Mushkin PC3200 Memory, Seagate 160GB SATA HD,\nand everything else is stock.\n\nI have tried a different HD (smaller and IDE), different RAM, and 3\ndifferent CD Drives.\n\nSometimes it makes it through installation until the first reboot.\nOne time it took until I did the updates from Microsoft. I have the\nmost up to date BIOS, and I am quite certain it is set up correctly\n(although I am going to look at the SATA settings one more time). I\nhave tried multiple XP CDs, and I have made sure that the HD is\npartitioned to a small size b/c XP doesn't recognize over 137GB until\nI get the update.\n\nI do not know what else to try, I am open to suggestions.\n\nAlso, I have tried other things, but there have been so many attempts\nI can't list every variation. Any help would be most appreciated.\n\nI either get the blue screen o' death, or a warning that says "The\nsystem has recovered from a serious error".\n\nI am thinking of 0ing out the HD and trying that, but I have\nreformatted every time I install.\n\nArgh. Thanks for the help.