get a windows98 boot disk.
set your BIOS to boot from A: and press reset.
run Fdisk and delete all partions.
format C: (not! format C: /sys)
in BIOS setup put your first BIOS option to boot from IDE-0
second option boot from CD
put your xp CD in the drive, press reset and boot with your XP CD
it 'should' install OK....
I am having problems with installing software after formatting my 2nd pc. I keep getting a blue screen error when I try and install XP. I have change bios settings to default but this has not helped. I have disconnected 1 hard drive and changed them around but the problem still happens. I have run scan disk but it doesnt find any problem with the hard drive.
The PC is a 1.3 athlon with 512mb ram.
I am hoping a pc guru here can help me....