Hello everyone. Here's my situation. I've got 24 XP installs that all work fine and dandy. I go to install the 25th and as I try to format the drive NTFS it gives me the error message that "Setup was unable to format the partition. The disk may be damaged." Let me first assure you all that the disk is not damaged. I have tested 6 HDD's which all work fine bu then on the 25th install give this message. This error is not hardware related in any way that I can discern. I have used multiple HDD's, MOBO's, processors, PSU's, cables, cd-roms, install cd's etc etc etc etc. All Hardware possibilites have been exhausted. I've found some hints towards people saying XP just won't allow partitions to go past 25. Anyone have hints or can allude to something that might be able to get me past this boundary? The funny thing is while the XP install and format fails on every attempt, an install and format with Win2k does just fine. However you cannot go back later and then upgrade to XP. Thanks for the feedback!