got a dell optiplex 330 which had winxp service pack 2, an upgrade to service pack 3 led to a blue screen. A reformat and an attempted clean install of winxp failed with 0x0000007B (0xF7ABE524, 0xC0000034, 0x00000000, 0x00000000) error message. A tested linux install worked why and how I don't know. How can i get winxp back on this PC?
I have 4 sata drives; 0-160gb,1-DVD drive,2-160gb, thats what the bios tells me. The same install disk am trying just worked on another PC an hour ago, though the PC has ID E drives only. drive 0- was formatted before the install attempt.
Are you using an origianl dell restore cd or a retail copy of XP. A retail copy will not have the sata drivers you need and will need them either slipstreamed or added as a third party driver from floppy disk at the beginning of the install.
I would slipstream them with Nlite as you need to make sure they are the correct drivers for your system. Below is the link to the optiplex 330 dirvers, there are hard drive and storage matrix drivers, you will probably need the storage matrix for RAID.
i think it is some service pack files corrupted problem while you upgrade it from sp2 to sp3...If possible, go last known good configuration option (Option come press F8 after power on the PC) then see what wil be to result