Cannot Install XP64 For Dual-Boot - "7B" Error

#1
I have read a handful of post on this forum, however, my situation is kinda unique since I can't even install XP-PRO. The attached files say it all.

I have a 64BIT Vista Home, with one Western Digital SATA hard drive (540 GB free space).
I have partitioned the drive, with a supposed XP partition at the end of the drive.
I have added a new (separate) Western Digital SATA drive (160 GB).
I have hit the F6 key to install drivers for storage.
I completely disconnected the original drive (with Vista) and installed the new drive alone (just for process of issue elimination), still same issue - 0x0000007B Blue screen error.
I have scanned the system for virus.
I have already download EasyBCD and installed it in my Vista.
Don't know what else to do.:angry:

Could someone please help me here. Any help would greatly be appreciated.
 

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JustinW

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#2
Go into your BIOS and look for the disk operating mode. You need to select IDE/SATA. You well than be able to boot from your XP disc to install XP.
 
#3
Please See Attachment For What I Have

Since my system is originally a SATA configuration, it was already set to AHCI mode.

Could you please check this out and enlighten me more on the mode.
http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=184364

FOOTNOTE:
1. In the BIOS, the new drive is recognized though.
2. As mentioned in my earlier post, I still could not install the XP64 on the same drive either.
3. The last two images are the result of using the F6 key.
 

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JustinW

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#4
Get it out of AHCI mode in into just IDE/SATA/Legacy... whatever the other mode(s) are that you can set. You should than be able to boot from your XP disc without getting a BSOD/having to load any drivers.