...and try booting up from the Windows CD (adjustment may be required at the BIOS for boot sequence). You only select your options, and need not "type" anything during the initial phase of installation...
Brand new hard drive had a partial install on it of XP Home, which I finally removed. When I could run DOS, I would try and get the new OS (XP Corporate Edition, but I have also tried my 2000 Pro cd) to run by going to my cd rom drive and getting into the 'i386' directory and typing 'winnt'. Setup would try and run and I get: 'An Internal Error Has Occurred. Could Not Find A Place For Swap File. Setup Cannot Coninue. Press ENTER to exit.'
I finally wiped out the hard drive completely, to where there arent even any partitions on it, figuring the clean install would help me with this, but I get the same error.
I have 512 RAM, but it seems like perhaps its not creating the 'virtual drive' that it needs? I have no floppy drive so I am trying to do everything by CD, which I have two CDROMs.
The XP cd seems to work fine on my current computer. It autoruns, I can access its files... and both OS CDs seem to have the same result.
Is there something that I need to check in my BIOS I am missing, or does this sound like an error in the hardware?
I have been working on this 3 days and have no clue where to proceed.
Thanks in advance.