|It's not clear from your post how far you got in Windows XP Setup, or whether you booted the computer from the XP CD to install it.|
Quote the exact message you got on the blue screen, or at least quote the Stop error if you got one.
If it had a STOP error, quote the first part of it
e.g. Stop: 0X000000xx
You must boot the computer from the XP CD.
In order to do that, the XP CD must be in the drive while booting, and a CD drive must be before all hard drives in the mboard's bios Setup boot order settings - usually it already is by default - if that is correct, the bios detects the bootable CD while booting, and you see a prompt to "Press any key to boot from CD..." or similar - you press the key while that text is still on the screen to boot from the CD, but for a Windows CD, you DO NOT press the key while booting after Setup has started - Setup will reboot the computer several times on it's own.
SautCINI's info only applies if Setup doesn't find your SATA hard drive after the initial loading of the files from the XP CD after you start the actual Setup procedure. If Setup did find your SATA hard drive, which is very likely what it is, his info does not apply.
I have found most recent mboard bioses are set to IDE compatible mode by default when you first get the computer or the mboard. This especially seems to be the case for recent laptops, because, otherwise, you would have to make yourself a slipstreamed CD with the XP CD contents with SATA drive controllers integrated into it, and boot the computer with that, in order for XP's Setup to find the SATA drive - pressing F6 and providing SATA controller drivers requires you have the files on a floppy disk in a floppy drive - more recent laptops do not have floppy drives, most USB connected floppy drives cannot be recognized by XP's Setup, and it cannot find driver files you provide on a CD or a hard drive or a USB flash drive, etc., at that point in Setup.
If Setup doesn't find your SATA drive, or if your optical drive is SATA and the XP CD does not even load any files (or it may not boot despite the boot order bios settings being correct), it's far easier for you to set the SATA controllers to IDE compatible mode or similar in the mboard's bios Setup. Then you can run Setup no problem , it will find your SATA drive, and if you want to run the SATA drive in SATA mode, you can load the drivers for the SATA controller(s) and change the bios settings so the SATA controllers are in SATA mode after Setup has finished.
Whether XP Setup finds your SATA hard drive, or your SATA optical drive if that's what you have, depends on whether the computer mboard's bios has the SATA drive controller(s) in IDE compatible mode or similar or not.
If that/those SATA drive controller(s) are in IDE compatible mode or similar, you do not have to press F6 at the beginning of loading files from the CD and load SATA controller drivers in order for Setup to see your SATA hard drive, and in any case, if your optical drive is SATA, the bios probably must be in IDE compatible mode, otherwise you would not be able to load files from the XP CD in the first place.
XP's Setup reboots the computer several times. If everything goes right for each stage of Setup, you will see ".....is rebooting the computer in 15 seconds" or similar - if you didn't see that something went wrong.
In the first stage, if Setup finds your SATA drive, the actual Setup procedure itself begins when you chose it, and many files are loaded to the partition you chose (in this case, you will have to delete the contents of the first partition, then choose to partition it again, which will also format the partition in one combo step).
In the second stage of Setup, you have a graphical interface, and support for many things is loaded, and hardware devices are detected. If Setup has problems detecting a hardware device properly the time countdown timer may stall a long time at the same "xx minutes remaining", and you may get an error message, possibly on a bluescreen, or the screen may simply go black, the computer reboots, and the CD will start the second stage of Setup from the beginning again. In that case you have to figure out what is causing the error, or the reboot before the second stage has finished loading. In the case of a laptop, you could try re-seating the ram after removing the AC adapter and the main battery (see your User manual) , and/or unplugging everything you have plugged into the ports on the computer while running Setup.
If the second stage of Setup is successful, Setup re-boots the computer again and finishes loading Windows.
At what point in that did you get the blue screen?