I'm attempting to load XP Professional onto an old P2 with 320 mgs Ram and two hard drives, one 4 gig Master and an 8 gig slave. My system won't boot from the CD so I need to use 6 floppy disks, which I've downloaded from Microsoft onto formatted disks. I believe these disks prepare the CD rom drive to take over.
The installation proceeds well, past the point where I've formatted the 4 gig Master drive into the NTSF system.
I then receive this message and I'm forced to quit:
"The following value in the .SIF file used by setup is corrupted or missing. Value 0 on the line in section [Source Disk Files] with key SP1.cab" Setup cannot continue. To quit press F3"
I've downloaded the files twice but stll received the corrupted file message. What to do ???
Finally, My 8 gig slave drive now holds all my data in the Fat32 system. Will the master in NTSF work with the slave drive in Fat32 or should I format the master drive (which will hold XP) in Fat32?