Unable to install windows xp on my compaq presario cq-490SE

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i have a compaq presario cq-490SE with pre-installed windows 7. i want to install windows xp on it but iam unable to. i used hiren boot cd to delete all partitions and inserted win xp cd into the drive. but i get a blue screen error with 0X00000007B. and doesnt move further
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My configuration is Processor : i3 2.2Ghz
RAM : 2 GB
HDD : 500 GB

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Hi sri125405,

Please check the below mentioned link for fix on "Stop error code 0x0000007B (INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE)":

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/troubleshoot-inaccessible-boot-device

Please try the steps in the "General Troubleshooting" section of the page and see if this fixes the issue.

Do reply with results.

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