Sometimes this problem can be worked around with the windows xp boot floppys, you can obtain them from Microsoft
Please note that there are different boot floppy sets for different versions of XP.
If you wish to use the restore disk, obtain a windows 98 or me boot floppy. You will need to FDISK and FORMAT the hard drive and then boot from the recovery CD.
EDIT You must enable large disk support and fat32 format.
Edited by oldf@rt, 20 July 2007 - 01:32 AM.