You're getting the BSOD while the WinXP boot-CD is loading? What version of XP? Have you tried bare-bones install, i.e., remove all other peripherals except HDD + optical disk. Also, what mobo is it & what type SATA is the SDD? There may be an issue with the mobo SATA controller, i.e., if the HDD is SATA3, the mobo requires serial ATA-300 conrtroller. Furthermore, I perceive there to be some issue pertaining to 137GB space limit; try to un-allocate all space except the system partition (partition the remaining space from w/in Windows after you get it installed).