Stupid Farking WinXP Installer

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Trying to install XP on a system. Very straightforward, boot from CD, format, install, done. Could it be that simple today?! NO! I boot from CD, start the install, it bluescreens. I swap some cards and RAM around, still get a BSOD on the install. Just for the hell of it, I start the install from within Windows (system had Win2K on it). It copies the start files, reboots, and complains it cant find the CD drive.

I swap CD drives, install still cant find it. I check the BIOS, yes, it shows up. I try booting from the CD, it does the initial setup, then says it cant find the CD drive. *curses* Finally got it working by setting the CD drive to primary slave on the same channel as the hard drive. Why this worked I have no idea. Now that XP is installed, the CD drive works fine in its old position of secondary master. *curses*