|It might well be that WinXP wouldn't install properly on a "previously used" HD, but this is not the case here. I've tried several brand new, out-of-the-box older HDs that I had (from former IT supplier days) and had the same problem, and you are correct that it is a pre-SP2 Win XP install CD. |
Can you advise as to a link where I could get a "slipstreamed SP3 install disk"? I have been retired for too long now, I guess, and am unfamiliar with the "slipstream" concept. Also, you mentioned a "different partitioning/formatting tool" -- any link to that resource would also be greatly appreciated.