Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/124336/windows-xp-setup-xml-problem/ - Hamluis.
Think I got it folks! My wife suggested that I simply delete the existing partitions and further format the entire hard drive.
I did that and tried a fresh install, and I now have 6 minutes left in my set up. No, now five minutes.
I'll post back when I'm able to actually get on to my desktop.
I have tried to format a partition with windows 7 on the C: drive ,( I am trying to install XP on the Laptop which does not have a CD drive so I have to use an external one) and I am told that I cannot format a partition with an O/S on it. Can you help,. I am getting the same errors that was posted. Johnny Thanks
More info: I loaded Win XP and it started to install, during installation I was told that these where missing cmnicfg.xml
Also i386 which I think is the main part of the OS. So in the end I got a Fatal error notice. I cannot get back to the old partition to manage it, by shrinking the OS in that partition, which had been suggested. Hope this makes sense. Thanks Johnny
Edited by Johnny45, 26 December 2014 - 05:44 PM.
PM sent new OP - Hamluis.