I'm having trouble with the supposedly bootable XP installation CD. I have used it before successfully but on an IDE drive. THis machine has a SATA drive and I understand that this can cause some problems with a pre-SP1 installation CD. THe CD is not in perfect shape so I am trying to borrow one to try. Any thoughts on this? I tried with the six floppy installation package but this doesn't work either. When I try running the WINNT.exe from the CD as suggested I get an error message saying there is not enough room for the swap file. 153 GB are supposed to be available. I tried preparing the HD with fdisk but perhaps that program is the problem since it doesn't allow for the NT file system and limits the partition size. Thanks for any suggestions.