Cannot get Windows XP reinstalled on a Brand New HP xw4400 Workstation
Posted on 2007-12-06
I have 2 new HP xw4400 Workstations out of the box that I wanted to reinstall Windows XP sp2 on so it is a fresh copy with none of the extra HP Software.
I booted to my Windows XP SP2 cd and when it starts running and checking version and drivers, it will error out and give me a blue screen and an error that says
'A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to you computer.'
This problem is happening on both workstations and I have tried 3 or 4 different XP disks now.
One disk was just Windows XP without SP2 and that didn't work either.
HP also sent me a new Hard Drive that arrived today and same problem also.
I used the same cd on a brand new laptop 6710b this morning and Windows XP installed with no problems.
I know with that laptop 6710b, I have to go into the BIOS before installing XP and disable the Native SATA in order for reinstall.