I have a hard drive with 2 partitions. I had to reformat the c drive to reinstall windows. After I did that, I ran setup on the win xp cd and it asked me to create a new partition. after I did that went further with setup, i then got the following message....This disk does not contain a windows xp compatible partition to continue installing xp, return to partition selection screen, create w xp part on disk above.
I did this several times with no luck. I shut down the machine to rebrun setup and my data drive D, now is listed as c drive and windows setup is looking to install operating system on that drive. drive d does not have enough space for a xp OS. Seems to me I need to get to dos prompt and switch drive numbers. How to do? also, after i do that, i am faced with trying to load XP on a partition thats not xp compatible. how to do that?