Originally Posted by qhn
Try to find another installation disk, and try it with another hard drive (really).
Well, turns out that last error was because the startup floppies were for an earlier version of xp, whereas my disc is with sp2 incoporated, so all I had to do was get new floppy versions for SP2 from Ms and the install was on!
I now have 4 working (3 pevious cloned back and 1 fresh) partitions!
I also learned a lot and many thanks for your help!
I still have the non cd bootable problem which I thought I might make a fresh post about elsewhere as that is really strange. Any objections?
Also can I get feedback on the double size batteries for this model?
I need to get a new battery if I want to take it mobile and thought this may be the way to go?
Other than that (in the short time) I want to get a wifi card as well (originally I didn't want one) - any models/suggestions?
Ultimately I'll probably upgrade the processor too but the only ones I've tracked down so far (the 2.1 that is) are from China and come in at around between £90 and £100 which is quite a lot considering the limited performance increase.
Anyway many thanks again for all your help and please give me your feedback!