I've recently changed my mainboard and CPU over from Intel to AMD chipsets, and upgraded to 4gb RAM, from 2.
Upon loading WinXP the first time I got a BSOD on bootup, so I entered Safe Mode to install mainboard drivers. Drivers installed, safe mode was fine.
Attempting to boot again gave the same BSOD, so I assumed (probably incorectly) that I should run a Repair install.
The windows repair finished its first phase until it needed to reboot, but was then interrupted by GRUB - I run a dual boot with Linux (which handles the new chipset and RAM just fine).
So, WinXP never got to finalize its repair install.
If I try to boot to safe mode I get an error telling me "Windows Setup cannot be run in Safe Mode. Setup will now reboot." And I'm forced to reboot.
and when I attempt to boot XP , blue screen again.
I'd really like to get through this without having to format the partition.
The only information the BSOD gives is
***STOP: 0x0000007E (0xC0000005, 0xF7627750, OxF78A242C, 0xF78A2128)
I've also tried bootcfg /rebuild in the windows recovery console - no luck, as well as os-prober and rebuilding GRUB's config in linux. no luck.