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Can't install an operating system

I recently wiped my hard drive clean and tried to install windows xp( had ME). It runs through start up and copies the files to the system and restarts. The problem is that on system reboot it wants to start the process over again. I tried to put windows 98 back in but I get a runtime error r6003.

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Sounds like you need to update the BIOS on your MB. It may be too old though.

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