TLDR: Got a new computer and after failing at installing XP have come to the conclusion that system is not seeing my solid state hard drive [link to model below]
So I unpack the new computer and pop in the Windows XP disc, starts running through the blue screen install then stops and shows an error:
0x0000007b 0xf78d2524 0xc000034
So I try rebooting and starting again and soon I see the same error. I try a different Windows XP disc [I've used both successfully in the past on other computers] -- same issue.
So I do some reading online and apparently 0x0000007b errors have to do with the boot disc [in this case it is Kingston SSDNow V Series Gen II 128GB 2.5IN SATA2 Solid State Disk Flash Drive] -- one of the suggestions is that sometimes depending on which SATA port you put your CD/DVD drive into, the system can get confused and think the CD/DVD drive is the boot disc. So I put the HDD into the SATA0 port and put the DVD drive into SATA1. Reboot and same error. So I try putting the DVD drive all the way into the SATA4 port and reboot. This time we get a bit deeper in the Windows XP install, right to where you need to select which partition you would like to install to. I would expect to see a single 128gb of unpartitioned space but instead I see "no drive found." So now after seeing this and snooping around in the BIOS I am thinking that my system is just not seeing the HDD at all.
Is there any way to make my computer see my HDD so I can install XP on it? Keep in mind it is a new computer with nothing on it.