I tried to install Windows XP on an old acer laptop. I deleted all partitions and ended up with one unallocated space. I pressed Enter to install XP in the unallocated space. It was examining this drive and after that, the unallocated space turned into "setup cannot access this disk". There is no place to install windows.
There is a message like "Windows is unable to find a system volume that meets its criteria for install." The hard drive status is unreadable.
So I'm a complete noob installing windows and I may have deleted some partitions I shouldn't have deleted? Maybe the hard drive is so old that it got unreadable when I deleted the partitions.
Is there a way to fix this disk unreadable and no volume/place to install windows problem? Is the hard drive simply messed up?