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How to solve "disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition" during installation?

How to solve "disk does not contain a Windows XP-compatible partition" during installation?

My system has three SATA hard drives and an IDE hard drive, so it looks like this:

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Guest [Entry]

"Plug out the hard drives that contain any data at the moment.

Try installing Windows XP with only the empty hard drive connected to your computer.

And write back what happens, its also advisable to always install Windows before you install any linux operating systems on your computer but that's just in my opinion."
Guest [Entry]

The simplest way to work around this XP installer bug would be to run "sudo cfdisk" in Ubuntu and just partition drive 2 manually, create a single large ntfs partition, then restart the XP installer.
Guest [Entry]

"The simple technique is that
1.make partitions as much as possible in your hard drive and dont leave unpartitioned space .when there is no partitioned space ,the window will not.give error."