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Cannot install xp on vista machine

\015 Hello\015\012i have an acer L3600 desktop slimline computer ( i am in australia) it has vista premium home installed. i am trying to re-format and install win xp on the machine (there are drivers available for xp!) however, before iot asks me to enter serial number of the xp , i get the blue screen of death , with the stop error = 0x0000007e. after this when i reboot, vista is still there and everything is owrking ok under vista. it seems the computer does not like, xp - but it should , there are xp drivers available in various places on the internet for this machine.\015

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Stop error = 0x0000007e

CAUSE\015\012loadTOCNode(1, 'cause');\015\012\015\012This issue might occur if a system thread generates an exception that the error handler does not catch. This exception can be caused by any of the following: \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012•\015\012If this issue occurs after the first restart during Windows Setup or after Setup is complete, the computer might not have sufficient hard disk space to run Windows XP.\015\012\015\012•\015\012The computer BIOS might be incompatible with Windows XP, or it might have to be updated.\015\012\015\012•\015\012The video adapter drivers might be incompatible with Windows XP.\015\012\015\012•\015\012A device driver or a system service might be damaged.\015\012\015\012•\015\012If the issue is associated with the Win32k.sys file, it might be caused by a third-party remote control program.\015\012
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Try deleting the partition of your hard drive during the setup, after that create a new partition on unpartitionated space, format the disk and install xp on it.

This will be fixing your issue

Have a great day
Pablo :-)
Follow the following steps ;
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\015\012Disconnect all external devices like printer\\scanner. Only keyboard and mouse should be connected. make sure you are not using any wirless keyboard and mouse.
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\015\012Insert the Windows XP CD and then turn off the computer
\015\012Restart your computer and boot from CD
\015\012Select the option for New install
\015\012Delete the existing partion and then reformat using NTFS quick format
\015\012Complete the step and it will successfully get installed.
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\015\012Once installation is complete install the network driver, connect to the internet.
\015\012Install the Windows update and then and antivirus program
\015\012Once done download your other drivers and you are set to go.
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\015\012Thanks
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