XP Installation problems


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Modec

I'm currently trying to install windows xp on a 2gig harddrive
formatted as fat.

I've copied the contents of i386 into c:\sys
The file 'disk1' is present in c:\sys and is readable

When I run winnt.exe from the directory, the setup starts, warns me
about smartdrive (tried both with and without) and fails trying to
copy 'disk1'

I tried skipping the 'disk1' file, but it can't copy any of the
files...

Does anyone have any ideas? I'm beginning to think I have a hardware
error or something...

Thanks in advance,

Poul Nielsen
 
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Carey Frisch [MVP]

#1. A 2GB hard drive is way too small for Windows XP.

#2 Windows XP can only be installed on a drive formatted FAT32 or NTFS.

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

[Courtesy of MS-MVP Michael Stevens]

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Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

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| I'm currently trying to install windows xp on a 2gig harddrive
| formatted as fat.
|
| I've copied the contents of i386 into c:\sys
| The file 'disk1' is present in c:\sys and is readable
|
| When I run winnt.exe from the directory, the setup starts, warns me
| about smartdrive (tried both with and without) and fails trying to
| copy 'disk1'
|
| I tried skipping the 'disk1' file, but it can't copy any of the
| files...
|
| Does anyone have any ideas? I'm beginning to think I have a hardware
| error or something...
|
| Thanks in advance,
|
| Poul Nielsen
 

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