Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker
Yes, as explained you must have SP3 to have any chance to install XP on newest hardware.
HAH! As explained? I mention I am going to slip my XP with SP3 just for kicks (since my laptop is a 5 year-OLD compaq I didn't think this was the cause), THEN you mention I should do just that, after I posted about it!
Had you "mentioned" this as a possible cause to my issues from the beginning, you might have saved me 4 days of hair pulling! Ah well, at least its fixed now, what a grind it was though.
I am not even convinced that is what is "fixed" it, rather than installing on the C partition as I did both at the same time.