Windows XP Pro ... I'm trying to reinstall windows xp pro on my Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) comp. This computer was originally created using a Windows xp pro disk that was installed by an engineer. In other words I didn't have a win xp pro disk at the time. After a series of mistakes on my part trying to solve a video firewire issue I was able to turn a perfectly good computer
into a comp. that will not even boot from an OEM (Dell Win xp pro) disk. I purchased the OEM disk , complete with activation code, thinking this should resolve the issue.
The comp. will boot from disk and repair begins to load up but stops during the setup screen: a few of the phrases are- A problem has been detected.........Stop: 0x0000007e..........pci.sys-address........
Reformatting the hard drive would fine if I could get that far. I know the OEM disk works because I installed it on another much slower computer.
I would be oh so grateful if someone could advise. Playing piano is a great and wonderful thing but my DAW is like brain candy!!!