Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:26 PM
I found a WinXP setup disk set.
Booted using disk1; hit any key to boot from CD ...; loading lots of drivers; then setup is starting windows. Instead of getting the screen which has the 3 choices (setup XP, repair existing XP, quit) I get the BSOD with the following message.
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
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.
xxx Stop:0x0000007B (0xF78D663C, 0xC0000034, 0x0, 0x0)
So it appears the boot program in the MBR is toast, and some Windows files are sick? Maybe the drive is sick. I was to copy the whole disk contents to another drive using linux on a stick, and didn't get any read errors. So the FAT doesn't look like it was toasted. Of course I don't know if the files that were copied had corrupted data or not.
I ran the windows setup disk on a known good XP machine and I got to the 3 choice menu without any trouble. So I think the setup disks are OK.