Under Win2k, I had partitioned a 300gb drive into 4 segments:
80gb Program Files
During the installation, it had shown that WinXP didn't recognize the partition that I wanted to over write which is the 20gb OS partition. I had inserted Vista into the computer and it didn't recognize the partitions either.
I had made an attempt to boot back up to win2k only to find that the Win2k partition is no longer able to boot up.
Is there anyway to get the partitions to be recognized during XP installation? Is there anyway restore Win2k?
I would put the drive in another computer and back up what you can. Were you using dynamic disks under win2k? I have seen when you delete the main partition that the dynamic drives are lost in the process.
If you can back up all your data I would wipe the drive clean and try the install again making a 20gig partition during install. After install you can partition the rest of the drive and then copy your data back.