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DV7 is not designed for XP, to get around the issue you may be able to change the BIOS setting for the SATA controller to work in IDE mode(depending on the BIOS) or you can use the XP installer option to install a SATA/RAID driver during the installer boot sequence. To offer you this I will need to know the model # and Serial # on the white sticker on the bottom of your laptop or the make and model of the SATA controller.
Try the Bios option and reply back with the requested info if it's not a viable option and I will see if there is an XP driver available for your controller.
Start the computer and press the f8 key as if to start in sage mode, but select the "Disable system reboot on error" (not sure of the exact wording on that). Then when the BSOD hits it will stay there so you can get the error number and message.
Alot of times these are memory errors so I would also suggest that you download a program called memtest 86. It is a small ISO file that will create a bootable cd to test the memory. You can get it from:
If you could go to Avira and download there rescue disk on the flash drive, plug in the flash drive while the lap is off and start it with flash in.
Then you can run the rescue in dos( dos is before windows starts) You said you could not because of windows, this rescue will scan the entire hard drive, and if you have something like a rootkit, virus, trojan, Avira will kill it. Avira is the second best anti-virus software on the planet.
Tap f8 when you lap starts to bring up the boot menu, and pray that the flash drive is listed.
...The BSOD is displayed because the OPERATING SYSTEM on your HARD DRIVE doesn't like some HARDWARE/ SOFTWARE recently installed... Try removing ALL newly installed stuff then attempt reboot & run. ...
To troubleshoot to the CAUSE of the DBSOD (dreaded blue screen of death), install suspect critters ONE AT A TIME, to see which is the REAL CRITTER... Doug R.