XP/W2k3 x86 on Modern Hardware in Microsoft Windows XP Posted January 8, 2022 5 hours ago, infuscomus said: @simon73 The only way to find out for sure what the cause is would be to get out the debugger and start crawling through the code to trace the BSOD. Try disabling devices in device manager while in safe mode, disable anything unnecessary for boot like sound, COM ports etc... 2 hours ago, Andalu said: @simon73 you could try Acronis True Image with its "Universal Restore" feature. It also works from a bootable flash drive. You just need to add the sata/ahci driver and click on "Show details" and "Ignore all" for the user interactions required during the process. Finally I find the solution! I disabled some drivers directly in registry (putting Start = 4)...and now XP run fine! I disabled SoundMax drivers, Intel SMBus driver, Sunix serial PCI driver and some other unknown. I realized that if XP works in SAFE mode it must works also in NORMAL mode...it's just a matter of the number of kernel driver loaded: in SAFE mode only a limited set of drivers are loaded, excluding all others that could be 'unsafe'. With this in mind I start excluding drivers until Win XP booted fine. Learned a new lesson, the hard way. @Andalu: Acronis TI, Macrium Reflect and other similar tools can just restore the bootability of the operating system adapting the registry to start the proper 'Mass Storage Driver'...but if Windows start in safe mode it means that is not a problem of 'Mass Storage Driver'! Here the problem was one (or more?) bad driver(s).