nt 40 install failure

Mark DeWar ( inetmail@fiber-net.com )
Thu, 16 Jul 1998 19:33:29 -0400

I am trying to install nt40 on a new machine. but everytime it gets ready to
install it says can't find the ms-dos partion made to install nt.
So i fdisked and formatted. did no good. just fdisked it. no good.
what does this error mean and how do i continue on.