when you get to the screen that asks where you want to install. Delete that partition "L I believe". Then when you get back to that screen install to unallocated space. It will mpartititon and format by itself after you continue windows install.
System: windows XP home
Dell 4400 dimension
i have been attempting to reformat the hard drive. Following instructions, i have tried changing the BIOS to boot from CD drive, but windows XP home loads irrespective.
when i tried via the original windows xp, CD i received a message that the CD version of windows XP was earlier than the one loaded on the machine. Do not know why, as this is the first time that i have had the OEM cd out of its packaging.
i then tried using the 6 diskettes but received a "fatal error" message on diskette number 5.
any advice would be really appreciated.