Error installing Windows XP on formatted HD

February 6, 2011 at 14:57:32
Specs: Windows XP
Hey guys, so I am having having errors trying to install Windows XP on my reformatted laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite M305-S4910 that originally ran vista, but then randomly gave this error on startup:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers, check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.

***STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)

End Quote.

Thus far, I plugged the HD into my desktop, seemed fine. after a few other things, I have reformatted the HD and ran chkdsk, still seems like the HD is fine. I am now trying to install 32 Bit windows xp instead of the 64 bit Vista, but as far as I understand that should not be a problem. The WEIRD part, is that the install disk seems to be working, and THEN I GET THE SAME MESSAGE.

... Clearly I am out of ideas. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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February 6, 2011 at 15:53:39

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February 6, 2011 at 16:20:40
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. All appears to be working now. After I spent 10+ hours messing around lol...

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