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Disk Boot Failure

I have a HP Media Center PC M7657C Factory loaded with Windows Vista Home Premium

I have been attempting to format the "C"  Drive and then reload Windows XP on to the system as a fresh boot.

Looks like I have managed to damage the MBR.  When I turn on the power the system comes up with the Disk Boot Failure, Insert System Disk & Enter.  

When I insert the XP CD, it starts to load and finishes loading files and drivers.  Just after it enters the "Setup is Starting Windows", it  goes to a blue screen.

Stop Code (0X0000007B, 0XC00000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000).  I cannot get to the "C" drive.  Anyone have an approach for rebuilding the MBR so I can  boot from the XP CD and load XP?

Thanks in advance.
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Get something like Ultimate Boot CD, boot the computer from CD and then run FDISK to delete all partitions on the computer. Make a new partition and install your OS on that.

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I tried to download and build the ultimate Boot CD and I believe I succeeded, not a straight forward endeavor.  So much junk wants to tag along.

In any event, when I attempted to load the created CD, I got the same errors.  

Alternatively  I was able to  enter set up and turned the disk Raid feature back to IDE.  That allowed the XP CD to load, delete the existing partitions, format and create a new C partition.

XP now appears to be loading normally.

Thank you for the assistance.