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