Cannot install XP


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Guest

For some reason I cannot boot my XP install cd. So I booted with a Win98
Boot floppy and tried to run "winnt" from the i386 dir. on the XP CD but
when I do I get this error message: "An internal Setup error has occurred.
Could not find a place for a swap file. Setup cannot continue. Press ENTER to
exit." Is this because the hard drive is formated in NTFS and Win98 cannot
read it? I am not sure how else to install?!? any help would be great!

Thank you!
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

Clean Install Windows XP
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
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For some reason I cannot boot my XP install cd. So I booted with a Win98
Boot floppy and tried to run "winnt" from the i386 dir. on the XP CD but
when I do I get this error message: "An internal Setup error has occurred.
Could not find a place for a swap file. Setup cannot continue. Press ENTER to
exit." Is this because the hard drive is formated in NTFS and Win98 cannot
read it? I am not sure how else to install?!? any help would be great!

Thank you!
 
G

Guest

Carey, Thank you! I ran smartdrv, but still get same error. Any other
suggestions? This is a new drive I just bought so it is a clean install!
Thank you!
 
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Nepatsfan

In
thewizz said:
For some reason I cannot boot my XP install cd. So I booted
with a
Win98 Boot floppy and tried to run "winnt" from the i386 dir.
on the
XP CD but when I do I get this error message: "An internal
Setup
error has occurred. Could not find a place for a swap file.
Setup
cannot continue. Press ENTER to exit." Is this because the
hard
drive is formated in NTFS and Win98 cannot read it? I am not
sure
how else to install?!? any help would be great!

Thank you!

Did you try formatting the drive FAT32 with your Win98 boot
floppy and starting the installation again? You can convert the
drive to NTFS during the text portion of the XP installation.

Also, make sure you have smartdrv started or it will take hours
to copy the files from the CD onto the hard drive. I've had to
enter the smartdrv.exe command twice before it actually was
running. You want to see some output on the screen to verify
that smartdrv is running. If you're simply taken back to the
command prompt then you need to enter the command again.

Good luck

Nepatsfan
 
N

Nepatsfan

In
thewizz said:
For some reason I cannot boot my XP install cd. So I booted
with a
Win98 Boot floppy and tried to run "winnt" from the i386 dir.
on the
XP CD but when I do I get this error message: "An internal
Setup
error has occurred. Could not find a place for a swap file.
Setup
cannot continue. Press ENTER to exit." Is this because the
hard
drive is formated in NTFS and Win98 cannot read it? I am not
sure
how else to install?!? any help would be great!

Thank you!

Forgot to include that you'll need to delete the Non-Dos
partition on your hard drive and create a new one that you can
format FAT32. FDISK should work to get rid of the old partition
or you can use delpart.exe which can be downloaded from this
web site.

http://www.russelltexas.com/delpart.htm

Sorry for the confusion.

Nepatsfan
 
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GreenieLeBrun

thewizz said:
For some reason I cannot boot my XP install cd. So I booted with a Win98
Boot floppy and tried to run "winnt" from the i386 dir. on the XP CD but
when I do I get this error message: "An internal Setup error has occurred.
Could not find a place for a swap file. Setup cannot continue. Press ENTER
to
exit." Is this because the hard drive is formated in NTFS and Win98
cannot
read it? I am not sure how else to install?!? any help would be great!

Thank you!

This may help, make sure you get the correct set.

How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310994
 
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