I have been having issues with my Dell Optiplex with apage faults and timeout errors. I updated all of the drivers and was still having problems. I tried to run a check disk on the drive and it freezes everytime and will not get out of the check disk cycle. So I went and purchased a 500GB Seagate Barracuda drive to replace the 160GB Western Digital hard drive. The computer is currently set at Raid Autodetect / AHCi mode with the new 500GB hard drive as disk 0 and a 80GB hard drive as disk 1. The machine recognizes both hard drives and when I ran the diagnostic checks, everything passed.
Everytime I try to install Windows XP Professional on the 500GB hard drive, all of the drivers load, but when it trys to start the Windows setup I receive the following blue screen stating the following error:
"A prolem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to the your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these following steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated. Run Chkdsk /f to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
STOP: 0x0000007B (OxF78d2524, Oxc0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000)"
I have removed the second hard and still get the same error. I am at a lost, the 500Gb is not even formatted yet.
Any help would be appreciated.