I'm at my wits end. A week or so ago I started having problems with XP. I thought it might be corrupted files or a virus. Since the problem wasn't quickly solved in Safe mode or Recovery, I decided to reload XP. (The computer was about 1 month old and working fine from retail OS that I had installed previously). When I went through installation process with Windows, I started having big problems. It finally got to the point that the computer would post but not boot to Windows. It goes through the process of copying the temporary files, agreeing with copy right, and partitioning and formating the hard disk. The problem comes when the program starts to copy the Windows files. After it copies about 50% of the files, I start getting messages that it can't copy various files. Finally, it won't go any further and I get a blue screen with a "Stop: 0x00. . ." message. Thru some problem-solving I know:
1) hard disk ok -- I ran a utility from manufacturer
2) OS disk not the problem -- I tried to install XP with another disk for my other computer. Same problem.
3) CD-ROM drive not problem -- ran OS disk with spare drive. Same problem.
4) All I have attached to computer is mouse, keyboard, and monitor.
Note: I was able 1 month ago to load Windows and it work fine.
Any ideas or suggestions. I'm tapped out and a little crazed.