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I recently built a new computer (everything new but the hard drive) and I had everything working fine, then I tried to play a game and the computer crashed and restarted. So after not being able to get into Windows I reformatted.

Now I'm trying to reinstall Windows XP Home Edition and it will work all the way to the point where is says "Rebooting to finish setup" and it restarts and goes to the Windows loading screen and almost instantly blue screens and says.

Hard disk or hard disk controllers possibly corrupt or something

and I get the STOP error

0x0000007B (0xF78A2524, 0xc0000034, rest is all 0's)

I have managed to get past the blue screen before and when it was installing Windows it said "file asms missing please state the path" I have flashed the BIOS using the disk that came with my motherboard and I have removed the mobo battery and switched the jumpers. I have also ran chkdsk /r in the Windows Repair console and it says there are errors. Could it be the motherboard as my CD/DVD Burner and HD are both SATA?

Should I buy a new hard drive or is there a way I could possibly fix this?

Specs are:

ASUS M3A78-CM Motherboard
AMD Phenom 9850+ BE
4GB Corsair XMS 800 MHZ PC6400
Zalman 9700 cooler
Antec 900 case
EVGA 9800GTX+ 512 MB

Thanks to anyone who offers any suggestion/help.
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