A solution to solve error MSG : No place for swap file

Problem: A common error message that we sometimes have during  the  installation of   windows XP under MS DOS mode usingcommand i386/winnt  is “No place for swap file” .


Just after you execute the command winnt,  XP starts looking for a   proper place at the hard disk for copying its files. The format of this place must be formatted as   DOS primary  (FAT).

Using FDISK (a DOS utility in any Boot CD) to create the partion under  DOS primary (FAT) format.

Once the installation is done, we can convert  the format  of  the partition from  FAT to  NTFS and change to desired size.

Important note: Before installing by this method, be careful all  data has been destroyed !

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