Windows XP Setup: An Internal error has occurred.Could not find a place for swap file

By Digital Spoon
Jun 1, 2005
  1. Hey, first time poster here. I tried to re-format my HDD; and usually all goes well. This time it didn't go so well....I got that error in the subject line there "An Internal error has occurred. Could not find a place for a swap file." after executing d:\i386\winnt in DOS
    Not sure what went wrong...any help appreciated. thanks!
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    How big is your HD and how is it partitioned. Is it formatted?
    And is d: a second harddisk, or a second partition?
  3. Digital Spoon

    Digital Spoon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hey, the hard drive is an 80gb; and it's 1 full partition, and formatted. D is my cd-rom/dvd drive.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Using a W98 boot-floppy, delete and make that partition again, using FDISK. Make it active.
    Then from that same floppy type in format c: /s. Then it should work.
    Let XP reformat/convert in NTFS when it gets there during install.
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