|Yes that is the cd drive.|
No i'm not connected to the net while installing I've been attempting a fresh install.
Well I don't think that MS is flagging it counterfeit as the discs i'm using are all legit and I have a legit PK.
I think the problem with the 9 in 1 is because of the fact the pc is Gateway.
Like I said I had a DELL version of the same OS that went through without a problem. And then another version that was not DELL version that ended in the same PARAMETER error.
I think my problem is that I need a VALID DELL XP MCE2005 install cd.
And I cannot seem to find one.
The pc is actually that of a relative of myne. And I'm trying to help them out.
I just got off the phone with them and apparently they have a "reinstall" disc. I'm just hoping that it will work now. Seeing as I have already blanked the HDD.
Yet another reason why DELL and Gateway should be taken outside, shot in the face, and thrown in front of a bus. Only to live long enough to crawl home and die in a mattress fire.