Can't find swap file!

Dell / 12500 inspirion
March 10, 2009 at 14:44:49
Specs: Windows xp, ?
Running a Dell 12500 while trying to reinstall xp (had to get a new hard drive), cd installation (i386\winnt.exe) states "internal setup error, system can't find swap file, setup cannot continue, press enter to exit".
Q: Am I missing something?

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March 12, 2009 at 01:18:52
If I remember correctly winnt.exe requires a valid fat/fat32 partition to use as a swap file.

If booting the cd directly is an option then you can install without a swap file.

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