|Dear Richard and Mavis, thanks for your reactions|
ehm, let's see.
OK why can't you boot into bios?
What key did you previously press in order to get there?
Rolf: - I used the [DEL] to get into the BIOS where I changed the boot sequence. When nstalling I was asked to press [F6] to install drivers other than Microsoft. Later in the install sequence I used [ENTER] to install without using floppydrives
Worst case, take out the hard drive and try to boot.
Rolf: How do you mean? Boot with the HD disabled? or really physically take it out. I'm afraid that on putting it i another system I would run into driver trouble again as this is a sata drive.
If necessary get an adaptor and slave the drive into another system so you can wipe it clean.
Rolf - Do you mean there are some residual files on the disk that did not get wiped on reformatting?
Did you check that XP drivers are available for the hardware in that system? Some "Built for Vista" machines have components such as soundcards, graphics & network cards for which no XP drivers exist.
As far as I can see, I have the drivers but if I don't at this stage I cannot find out which ones are missing
And yes, I did use nlite and that seemed to work fine for me.