Hi I have recently tried to install windows xp (many service packs including the 3) on new computers and after it searches and loads the drivers, it fails and gives a blue screen. I also have been experiencing this with windows 2000. However, with windows 7 it does not happen and install correctly. What is odd is that as I said, i had the same problem with windows xp sp3.
I have like 10 fairly new hp core 2 duos and core i5 and on all of them it crashed. I also have an older dell pentium 4 HT and it installed correctly. I also have an acer pentium dual core E2160 and it also failed. However, there is an exception to this, I have a brand new compaq quad core and I was able to install xp sp2 without problems on it.
Is there something i can do to install xp on these computers like trying to load and older version of the BIOS or it just is not compatible?