Start a fresh install again. Fdisk and format the new HDD (FAT32). Copy the i386 folder from windows XP CD kit to HDD. Remove it after completion. Restart with a windows 98/Me diskette and launch the setup (i.e. winnt).
For other details, read the following MSKB article:
Q307848 -?How to start the Setup program from MS-DOS in Windows XP?
The article was not written for your case, but it's close enough as a workaround.
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
I had two hard drives in my computer one of them was apparently no good because it would click non stop and then once windows got into the boot up screen the screen would turn black a few seconds later. So I took the bad one out(slave), and decided to format the new one and do a fresh install of xp home upgrade.
Everything seems fine and all the files copy over like its going to install but once the computer restarts (during setup), it brings me back to do a new install again. Another words when the computer restarts it should bring up the xp boot screen, but instead it boots from the cd again and wants to reformat and install. I cant figure it out. I even tried using windows 98 installation and it does the same thing, once it restarts it goes back to the begining again.
Any help would be greatly apreciated!