Originally Posted by eyeCpc
That was seen with two completely different makes and types of memory on the same board. That would be a matched pair of 512s Corsair xms series memory and then 2gb of Kingston Value Ram on an Asus board. When tested on the new board both sets were found error free. Often enough a simple restart of the installer after a good lens cleaning and inspection of the disk will see Windows go right on.
I guess that you missed the part about him saying that he swap the drives and CDs and hdds. that left the only other culprit that can stop you from installing xp. BAD RAM. sometime bad ram will let you install xp but it will be missing a lot of features like internet explorer. I'm not about to go digging up old posts because the new forum can't find post from the old one.
but I've solve this problem for plenty of people.