I'm tinkering with an old computer which was given to me minus a hard drive. I have installed a spare HDD and tried to install Windows XP from a spare licenced copy I have. The bios reports the master boot record to be missing and so starts to load from the CD. However, it only goes as far as choosing a partition and won't go any further. There is only unallocated space on this HD and the create comand doesn't work and neither does the delete command so I can't get windows to install. Anyone got a suggestion of how I can get over this hurdle please. The comp is not very old and irtran XP in a previous life where I work.
Hi DieSse, when windows is setting up and gets to the bit where it asks which partition to install it on there is only an "un-allocated" partition which it says is not XP compatible. the choices are delete it and create a new one but niether of these commands work in my set-up.