Posted 07 February 2007 - 10:02 AM
I'm a little confused...
you say you're upgrading, but then you mention formatting.
you can't really do both.
if you want a clean install of XP, you just need to drop the disk in and boot off of it.
if you do want an actual upgrade, you will have to repartition the disk with fdisk (it's on that boot disk you made)
if the error comes during the install process (big blue screen, after creating and formatting partitions etc...) then you might just have a little dirt on the disk you are using.
can you clarify what you're doing?