I recently decided to buy an old laptop from 2004, a Sony Vaio PCG-K33 to be exact, that was designed for Windows XP. Despite being from 2004, all the parts seem to be from 2002 or older, so you'd imagine this machine would be Windows 2000 capable. But whenever I try to install it through a USB I get a BSOD with an error code of 0x0000007B and a descripti on of "INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE". Booting up Windows XP the same way works without any problem. Both of which, are their originals and unmodified. This error is typically reminiscent of a missing IDE Controller driver, which by googling the Hardware ID (VEN_10B9&DEV_5229) brings up a "ALi M5229 PCI Bus Master IDE Controller". I have tried multiple sources, including this one: https://download.cnet.com/ALi-M5229-PCI-Bus-Master-IDE-Controller/3000-2122_4-138920.html But the problem is, the driver (when opening the executable with 7-zip, is located in ...\ide\Miniport\Win2K\) is that there is no txtsetup.oem file. So of course, even after slipstreaming, same problem. As a last case scenario, I made up a virtual machine with specs similar to my machine in terms of HDD space and RAM size, and went through the text-mode installation. Then I used a customized copy of XP PE with Acronis True Image 2014 to back up the partition and later restore it to my laptop. Looked promising, till bam the same error as before. Now I'm just here wondering what the hell it is I can do to install this operating system and before anyone asks, the same USB drive works with QEMU using the same way I booted it up (PLOP Boot Manager since there is no option to boot from USB in BIOS), so that isn't the problem we're facing as I've seen some threads say..