I pulled out a old laptop(HP Pavillon ze2000) out of the dust, which I plan on using on occasion for basic web browsing and for emergency purposes. The old laptop runs on Windows XP Home and won't be able to upgrade to anything higher due to its low specs and lack of Widnows Vista/7/8 drivers. I know the support for Windows XP has ended and this will cause potential security risks, but this won't be used very often and not for anything serious, and will run on a non-administrator account.
When I turned the laptop on, it was rather slow(Windows XP should runs fine on this), so I checked the SMART status for the hard drive and there was a lot of reallocated sectors. So I ordered a new hard drive, but since this is a old laptop, it uses IDE hard drive, so I ordered via eBay as they are otherwise very hard to find brand enw where I live in Canada, for a decent price at least. The original hard drive in the laptop was a 80GB Fujjitsu HDD, I bought a 120GB Hitachi Travelstar (eBay Auction: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/261472786635?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649)
I tried to make a disk image in order to clone the hard drive, but it failed after several attempts and trying with 3 different software (Clonezilla, Marcrum Reflect and DriveImage XML), probably due to the bad sectors. No big deal, I'll just do a clean install.
So I installed the new hard drive in the laptop, taking attention to the jumped (the old HDD was set on Cable select, so I set the new one to cable select as well).
However, I'm running into problems when trying to install Windows XP. Since the optical drive isn't working anymore, I made a bootable flash drive and ran the installation from there. The installation starts, then after a few minutes, I get a BSOD. The error codes are 0x0000007B (0xF902F524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000)
I did some googleling, but the only solution I could find was to disable AHCI and set the hard drive to IDE - Except I'm using a IDE hard drive, so this doesn't apply in this case.
The hard drive is detected in the BIOS, and I also booted in Mini Windows XP using Hiren's BootCD, the hard drive was detected. I formatted the hard drive without problem (did a full format, which took over an hour) and tried installing Windows again - same BSOD.
I tried changing the jumped position the IDE hard drive, but still the same issue. The old hard drive was on cable select anyway and it worked, so the new HDD should work on cable select too.
So here I am, I'm not sure what to do now. The hard drive seems to be working correctly since it is detected and I was able to format it without problem, but Windows XP keeps giving me a BSOD when installing.
Any help would be very appreciated.