I'm trying to install windows xp by booting from the disc, but when I get to the list of existing partitions it says

"***** mb disk 0 at Id 0 on Bus 0 on atapi
(setup cannot access this disk)"

when I do anything from here it pretty much always results in a blue screen of death. On delete partition it says this partition contains temporary setup files that are required to complete the installation.
And when I hit enter... The blue screen
its a Maxtor 80GB
Any help is appreciated