Error (0x4, 0, 0, 0) ..setup can't start up windows after installation

I'm getting ready to pull out my hair over this.  I've reformated and installed windows xp pro at least 4 times now.  Everytime setup begins to start windows, it hangs for a few minutes, and tells me error (0x4, 0, 0, 0), and that i should shut down.  If i can't figure out this junk soon, i'm gonna tear the comp apart and sell it's parts on e-bay.
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cempashaCommented:
ok calm down :) we are here to help you
this is the site you can have information about this problem.

SYMPTOMS
When you restart your computer, you may receive one of the following error messages:

STOP: 0x0000007B Inaccessible Boot Device


Setup has encountered a fatal error that prevents it from continuing. Contact your software representative for help. The following status codes will assist them "0x4, 0, 0, 0"

if this applys to you read this article.
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=122926

let me us know if you need more assistance

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guidwayCommented:
Setup has encountered a fatal error that prevents it from continuing.

Contact your product support representative for assistance. The following status will assist them in diagnosing the problem.

(0x4, 0x1, 0, 0)

Setup cannot continue. Power down or reboot your computer now.
This can be caused by faulty disk drives, or by having more than 1 drive with the same disk signature, or more than 1 RAW disk whose MBR has identical checksums.
To help resolve the problem:

1. If you only have 1 drive, check your BIOS, cabling, termination, jumpers, etc...

2. If the drive was never formated, low-level format it. Then fdisk it to create a partition. During setup, delete and recreate the partition to the size you wish.

3. If you have multiple drives, remove all but the boot and system drive. Connect them after setup.

4. It is remotely possible that you have a boot sector virus. Take appropriate actions.

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guidwayCommented:
sorry PaSHa! You weren't there when I started my post. :0)

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cempashaCommented:
not a problem at all.. just 1 min. difference. :))
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joinaunionCommented:
if you are trying to setup from a copied disk you will encounter this error ,so you must copy the entire disk to your hard drive then choose setup from the hard drive the response time is much quicker i hope this solves the prob
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