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#1 donvon

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 02:03 AM

i am trying to install windows xp home with sp2 and when i just try to let it boot normaly i recive a message stating connot boot windows beacouse either
<windows root>\system32\HAL.DLL is missing or corrupt. and when i try to clean install windows xp home i get maney messages starting with "setup cannot copy file:cdaudio.sys" the next one is "cinemst2.sys" and their are many more . What am i doing wrong or what is going on can someone please help me?
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 02:30 AM

Did you reformat or wipe the drive before attempting to install the OS?

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 08:25 AM

Is your installation CD damaged/scratched?
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Posted 22 November 2007 - 12:13 PM

yes i have reformatted and i have cleaned the installation disk and according to CKDSK the hard drive is ok , i am so confused.... :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:11 PM

Just to be sure...you did delete all existing partitions before creating/formatting/installing XP...and you did use the XP CD to format?

I've had this (or something analogous) happen, just cannot remember the circumstances.

You did run chkdsk /r on that hard drive, right? Running chkdsk by itself does nothing but read.

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 01:31 PM

Cleaning the disk is a good thing - but are there any visible scratches in it?
chkdsk checks the file system on the hard disk - and not the disk itself. You can check the physical structure of the hard drive itself by downloading a bootable utility from the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

Another cause of this kind of issue could be a faulty CD/DVD drive - have you tried one of those lens cleaner thingies on it?

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Posted 22 November 2007 - 05:18 PM

thank you for your help it was the installation disk i have it fixed now :inlove: :) :cool: :trumpet: :thumbsup: :flowers: HAPPY THANKSGIVING JOHN

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