well i solved that problem, it was a bad cable to the floppy i guess it was working before though with the old cable. Took me a few days to get a operating system that worked my orginal one didnt, so i just bought xp today. and well im having another issue. i select the partition to install and then it has choices, quick format, format, or leave partition as is. anyone i click after it finishs it says:
The following value in the .sif file used by setup is corrupted or missing.
Value 0 on the line in section [SourceDiskFiles] with key "Spl.cab."
Setup can not continue to qui setup, press F3.
ive tried everything i can think of and i still get this error, i got a differnt one acouples times but forgot what it was.