- attatch the drive to IDE 1, channel 2 and start up your computer.
- format the drive to FAT32
(you can always switch it to ntfs later, with a prog such as partition magic)
- shutdown the computer
*With the DOS cd in the drive
- switch the laptop drive to IDE 1 channel 1 for best chance of detection, DOS is not the smartest OS ever made
- power up and install DOS 7.10 when prompted. IT is your choice to add or not add all the extras with DOS, these will not affect your installation either way!
- shutdown the computer and rearrange the laptop drive such that it is on IDE1, channel 2 again. so that you can boot into the OS (psobably XP) on your desktop.
- remove DOS 7.10 cd
- replace with Windows XP cd after system has booted.
- Copy I386 folder from WinXP cd onto the laptop harddrive
*probably place this directly on the root of the drive to prevent confusion later.
- find and download smartdrv.exe and copy it to the root directory as well (speeds up dos transfers)
*IF you cannot find this file, it is also found on win98 boot disks