You are installing XP pro as an upgrade, Right? Personally, if you don't need to save any data on the 15 gig drive....I'd use a win 98 startup disc in the floppy and go to fdisk. Delete the existing dos partition, put in a new dos partition. Insert the xp pro upgrade cd and make sure that the cdrom is the first boot device in the cmos.(change it back to the hd after the installation files are copied by set-up). slow format using NTFS. Now.....you might want to run the XP hardware conflict utility to make sure that there is nothing in that puter that XP doesn't like! Sounds like a hardware compatibility issue. AND...why not just install 98SE? If she is only interested in a minimalized computer for home or school stuff, 98SE is a great OS. Why XP pro?
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