How to Create Windows XP compatible Partition

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May 16, 2011 at 01:07:42
Specs: Windows XP, 512 MB
This is Suryaprakash

Yestersay Iam Trying to Install Triple OS in my system....

First I installed windows xp in my HDD (SATA-80GB) in C Drive....
Then after i installed Debian Linux in My D Drive... and the after i try to install Mac OS X (Kalyway) in My harddisk i cant understand what is going on... so i attached one more HDD (IDE-40GB) and installed MAC OS X by using (Created) MAC OS Partition. then after I try boot in my Previous OSs the Message appears "Grub Boot Loader Error". so after some time Iam try to Install Linux in My system using Full Disk. Now I want to install Windows xp in it. When I insert the Windows XP Professional CD-ROM, this screen appears...

Windows XP Home Professional Setup

The following list shows the existing partitions and unpartitioned space on this computer.

Use the UP and DOWN ARROW keys to select an item in the list.

To set up Windows XP on the selected item, press ENTER.
To create a partition in the unpartitioned space, press C.
To delete the selected partition, press D.

Unknown Disk

(There is no disk in this drive.)
76317 MB Disk 0 at Id1 on bus 0 on atapi [MBR]

Unpartitioned space 76317 MB


If I press ENTER to install, this screen appears...

Windows XP Professional Setup

To install Windows XP on the partition you selected, Setup must write some startup files to the following disk:

Unknown Disk

However, this disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition.

To continue installing Windows XP, retrn to the partition selection screen and create a Windows XP-compatible partition on the disk above. If there is no free space on the disk, delete an existing partition, and then create a new one.

To return to the partition selection screen, press ENTER.


If I delete the existing partition, it still gives me the same error. What do I do?

Pleas HElp Me...


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May 16, 2011 at 01:28:00
Click C to create a partition in the unused space of the hard disk, If there isn't any you are going to have to make some.


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May 16, 2011 at 05:36:19

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