Major STOP errors, can't reinstall Windows, please help.
A few days ago my desktop started going through a reboot loop, couldn't even get to Safe Mode. I removed both hard drives and plugged them into my laptop (which itself is overheating but that's another thread) via USB. The drive with Windows (XP Pro) gave me a message saying that it's corrupt and unrecoverable. The data drive was fine. I figured ok, bad HD and took the opportunity to upgrade both.
I installed both new HD's and tried installing Windows. When it got to the point of asking which drive to install to (it found none) I started to get STOP errors with a message about setupdd.sys address f77ef9a8 base at f77c8000, datestamp 41107c8f. I read on the MS site that this is likely bad RAM so out I went to get new RAM. I installed it..... only to get the same error message.
What's next? I appreciate any help.