Originally posted by ingeborgdot
Got it working but only after 3 hours with MS. They ended up giving me a new key but that still didn't work because of some glitch. We finally got it going but now a new story or an old one I guess but that is in another post I will have on here.
if you got another computer, take that hard drive out ans put it on there as slave and use partition magic to wipe it clean (delete the hard drive), also you have to format, then delete the 7.8 mb unallocated partition. this will clean out the boot record and you install should work then. for some reason or another, when your boot record get messed with, your computer won't act right until you fix it.
I've had people with their computer locked for a having a crack version and then they bought a legit copy of XP for me to put on it and it wouldn't install right, but doing the above will fix it so it can install properly