Why cant I install XP on this old Dell ?

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    I have never had problems like this installing XP. I may buy a cheap system board in put it in this case so I can install dell. THis was a top of the line system back in the day. I wish I could get XP to install and I do not know what the problem is. I purchaced 4 different dell install DISKS off of ebay. But htis did not fix the problem. It keeps saying it has detected something. I did a complete disk erase and that still wont let me install it. Anyone know why I can not get Xp to install ? is thier a bios setting that I could change so it wont detect what ever it thinks is wrong. ? Must be a way to get past this. Anyone know why this is coming up. I did just read what this said - and I will now try those things. What a pain. I have a used SOLID state disk im putting xp on So it appears this is not an issue with information being on the hard drive.
     
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    So this happens when it XP stops at the place where it asks me to partition the hard drive. soon as I tell it to delete the partition it gives me this message above and the install stops in its tracks. I found a different video card and I am going to try again. It does give me hints that it has to do with bios settings in relation to memory so Im going to try these things as well. .
     
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    The blue screen error with “0x0000008E” as the error code and “KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED” as the error name (not necessarily displayed) can be caused by a RAM memory module that is faulty or incompatible with Windows XP.

    Above from HERE, scroll through
     
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