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#1 dankan

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 03:37 PM

Hallo folks,

My winXp reboots each time it gets to loading the Ali m1541 driver during start-up. Is there a way of copy that driver from a fllopy to the HD using dos? Thx in advance. :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:38 PM

No DOS for XP.

I think I would try seeing if there is a more current driver for that item and XP...or just remove the driver via Device Manager and attempt to let XP reinstall it. If XP does not do an auto install, then either have your driver CD handy or download a driver before removing the current problematic one.

It could be corrupted, which might be why the hiccups happen.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:45 PM

Did you try Last Known Good Configuration to see if it may fix your problem?

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:18 AM

Thanks for your attention to my problem. I do agree the driver is certainly corrupted as it stops the booting process. The other solution of last known good configuration has not worked either. What I was thinking of is how to copy a non-corrupted driver to the windows/sytem32 file using the Copy command in Dos given that my computer reboots before WINXP is loaded? it is how to write the bat file to copy from a floppy A: to c:/windows/drivers/alim1541 on my HD. :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:20 AM

Will it boot into Safe Mode? If so, try replacing the driver there.
If not, then try a repair install of XP according to these directions: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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Posted 13 December 2007 - 08:45 AM

Thx John. no it wont boot into safe mode. as for the repair install of XP it reports a non-formated C: drive which contains my OS and reformating not yet an option.

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 12:23 PM

Well...it seems you have more of a problem than you initially stated.

What was the exact error message when you tried to do the repair install, please? And when did it appear (what stage)?

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 03:36 AM

I would recommend you run a diagnostic check on your hard drive.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 05:25 AM

It is true I have more of a problem. While trying to re-run the repair instal to get the exact error message, any suggestions for free HD diagnostic tools?

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 05:35 AM

What is the make and model of your hard drive? If you go to the hard drive manufacturer's website they will usually have a diagnostic tool that you can download.
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