Can't install XP on reformatted drive


I have an older machine that was getting slower and slower so I decided to wipe the drive and start over. I wiped it and now when I try and install XP I get a blue screen of death. The 007B one to be exact. the second number is 034 which supposedly means it can't see the drive. However, I have hit the drive and tested it extensively with everything from UBCD to MaxBlast 5 (it's a Maxtor) and it tests out perfectly. I have formatted , partioned it two or three times and it always works fine. BTW, when I use UBCD4WIN I get the same error, but I used the windows based version of MaxBlast and did not. Ideas?


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  1. Is the hard disk connected to the intel or 3rd party controller on the motherboard? is it an IDE or SATA hard disk. what version of windows XP are you trying to install? If you have a SATA hard disk make sure you are using the Windows XP with the service pack that supports SATA. I believe it was sp2.
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