I have installed XP on this machine numerous times but this time I'm stuck. There are 3 disks: 1 is partitioned as Linux/NTFS. Linux boots OK while NTFS contains the necessary chipset, LAN etc drivers. Disk 2 is Linux. Disk 3 (where I am trying to install) is recognised as the C: drive in setup and is seen as NTFS. Setup recognises this but then says it is not 'compatible with windows XP'. I let xp delete the partition and create a new one. Same result. I used Partition Magic to reformat and reset the partition to NTFS. This completed OK but still same result. I FORMATTED the disk using dos. No change. I ran fixmbr but no change and finally used PM to make the partition active. Nothing I do changes what setup sees - a primary NTFS partition that 'is not compatible'. Can anyone shed some light?
Thanks in advance.