When I start the XP installation and boot from the CD, I get the blue screen with "Windows Setup".
Here's where things go off the rails. The procedure states I should now get a EULA license screen and then press F8 where I can select the drive for installation. Instead, I get "Setup is loading files", files loads for about a minute, I get "Setup is starting Windows", then this message:
"A problem has been detected and Widows is shutting down".
It says to check my HD to be sure it is properly configured, (I think it is, it does show up as a healthy volume on "My Computer") and to run CHKDSK/7, which I have, with no errors.
STOP 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)
Anybody have any suggestions as to where I should look?
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel® Core i5-3570K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8152 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti, 2047 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 194095 MB, Free - 159928 MB; J: Total - 499999 MB, Free - 499744 MB; K: Total - 49998 MB, Free - 49897 MB; M: Total - 453865 MB, Free - 434669 MB;
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z77X-UD3H
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2013, Updated and Enabled