weird. I didn't see anything in any of the other posts, but point me to it if i'm blind: but have you tried a different XP cd? just to eliminate a bad CD from teh posiblities?
Also, i have seen bad Ram to this to a windows install as well, are you able to try swapping out your ram to see if that fixes the problem?
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