What version of Xp are you trying to load: Retail/Upgrade, SP1/SP2?
Also check out this link: Advanced troubleshooting for "Stop 0x0000007B" errors in Windows XP
I'll check that out in a mo. Its xp upgrade but I don't even get to the stage where I insert my Win 98 disk
I have checked out that link and its probably that sata controller drivers but if I press F6 to install these, the xp setup tell me it cant find a floppy drive. If I can't find a solution I will consider hooking up a floppy to my machine and see how that works out. Obviously I would prefer a more simple option. Surely a copy of a Dell xps 630 XP drivers disk would solve it but I have already asked on the xps 630 forum if anyone in the UK could do me a copy. No replies.
Sp2 But like I said its looking for OEM drivers from a floppy.
I'll plug a floppy drive in tomorrow and ground it somewhere on the chassis and give it another go
Ok I see your point. I'll download a torrent copy of xp pro sp2 and try that to get the drivers to load then I'll quit the installation and load up my genuine copy. I've never had this kind of trouble loading an OS before. Its a nightmare
edit I Tried XP Pro sp2 and the result is exactly the same.