|My apology for the long question, but it was a complicated situation.|
Wanted to make a dual boot system with XP and either Vista or Windows 7 (W7). Partitioned the HDD and booted with XP installed, but ended both in Vista as well as W7 with an error saying that the installation sequence was stopped by an unknown cause and to start the installation again. Logically with same result.
As my XP was not running smoothly I decided to try replacing the XP. After booting chose for formatting the HDD before installation. Same error message !
Then thinking there must be something on my HDD I ran chkdsk no problem found. So decided to start all over. With DOS 6.22 FDISK deleted all the partitions and made a new partition and formatted it. Then installed XP again.
The situation now is that there is a small partition C: of 2 GB where there is a shaded icon BOOT CONFIGURATION, an .RND file and NVIDIA (all the stuff of my motherboard installation). A second partition E: of 147 GB where XP is.
How can I get rid of my C: partition, which I think has the MBR and certainly all the motherboard drivers on it, and still remain with a bootable XP drive, which can then be renamed C: ?