Let me start by saying I have worked in IT for ten years now but this one haas me stuck!
I have a Compaq Armada E500 laptop without a CDROM and an empty HDD.
I want to install windows XP onto the Laptop but how can I do this without buying a CDROM
The Laptop doesnt support booting from USB.
Now I can get windows 98 onto the system via the floppy drive and copy the contents of the windows xp cdrom onto the hdd in the second partition (d) but when i run the setup.exe it runs but fails to cpy the files. I have tried this three times now! I have even tried running the setup from a windows 98 boot disc by running
but when windows copies the files it fails to copy them!!!