After getting past the set up of Regional settings, Time zone & keyboard then getting to the main install of XP home oem it stops and request this file. It say please put you XP CD in Drive to install etc.
Done this and the file isn't there, or it won't take it. The HDD is Maxtor and been tested with there utility tool and it did on one format atempt report that formatting cana take place the disk may be damaged or corrupt.
Searching web I can retrieve this file but others missing follow, could this be a fault with the Motherboard chipset controller ?
Nothing on the web or at the Microsoft K/b site give any clues as to what it may be.