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I recently purchased windows vistro 200(Dell Desktop) which came with windows XP home installed.I wanted to install windows xp professional (32bits). I formated the hard drive(250gig) into 20 gig C drive and rest into D drive using windows XP professional disc. I tried to reinstall windows XP professional on C drive booting from CD rom drive. Halfway thro installation,it came with an error message saying "windows cannot load installer for the driver.Contact the hardware vendor" . I have tried to add SATA driver to Installer CD using N lite . Reformated the drive again using NTFS instead of QNTFS and changed the installation disk including the original Windows Professional XP disc but the error message keeps cropping up.
I have the original drives and utilities disk which was shipped with the computer.
I tried to contact the Dell tech support who were not very helpful.
I have Intel duo 2 core processor E 4500 and 2gig memory and 250 gig hard drive.Please help.

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Last Post by cwarn23
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try running fdisk on the partition or do a standard format from the command prompt. you would ahve to use the cd to boot to the command prompt.

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Try making 'drive C' 27 gig as 20 gig is needed to just install windows. So the installation may have ran out of disk space.

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