Diskette drive 0 seek failure

Intel/foxconn / D865gbf/ls-36
May 9, 2009 at 16:38:12
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3, celeron 2.4 256 MB
I am working on a Dell (yuk) Dimension 2400. Here is some info.
BIOS, as best I can tell from the chip and Setup. SST 49LF004B (from chip) Ver. A05 (from setup.)
MOBO Intel D865gbf, or Foxconn LS-36, can't get part number from Dell (imagine that)
Chipset 845GV
CPU Celeron 2.4 Ghz

Basically, all I did was put the HDD and CD/DVD recorders from a Dimension 4600 in place of the existing hardware.
It took a few tries with the BIOS to get it to boot, but it booted and was working well.

Then my sis decided she wanted XP PRO instead of the XP Media Center. So I wiped the HDD with killdisk. And from there it all went South.

When I try to install XP PRO I get [QUOTE]Diskette drive 0 seek failure[/QUOTE]
I assumed it was looking for a non-existant floppy, so I went into BIOS and made sure that the floppy option was disabled and that CD/DVD was my first boot choice.

All my drives show up in setup. Bios also says "Floppy Drive(Not installed), and the Floppy is unchecked. Unfortunately I can't completely remove the Floppy from the boot list.

No beeps on startup, and all diagnostic lights are green. If I let it sit awhile I get
[QUOTE]=======TRAP 0000000D - General Protection Fault=======[/QUOTE]
Among the several other things it says on the ame screen are [QUOTE]errcode=2BD0 NoCy NoZr IntDis Down TrapDis.[/QUOTE]

This seems as if it should be easy, but I cant figure it out. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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May 10, 2009 at 07:16:01
See if it works if you give it the floppy ----
How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
That is for if XP CD is non-bootable.

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May 10, 2009 at 07:55:58
Sounds like Killdisk deleted the partitions on the HDD. Fortunately this software will also repartition said HDD. Check user manual if possible, if not try:
hope this helps :)

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