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#1 mestuprancid

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:47 AM

My brothers computer ( Dell Optiplex GX260- running XP) has been really slow and lagging for the past month and I cant even get him on the wireless internet in my house which was the main reason I started working on it. I had reinstalled his nic card and he still wasnt able to obtain an IP address.

So I tried cleaning up the computer and nothing still so I wanted to reformat it and start over. He bought a refurbished PC with no OS on it. A friend of his came over and installed XP for him I guess.

I tried making XP bootable floppy disks from microsoft but I couldnt finish making all 6 disks ( only 5 because of sector problems Etc, which is another whole problem lol)

I found a disk he has which was a reinstallation disk with a serial number and i got that started and 3 files came up saying they couldnt be found durring install so I selected skip file and the install continued (which took over 2 hours) when it finishes the step preparing for installation it then restarted and I got the blue screen with the error ( File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\halaacpi.dll could not be loaded Error code is 7P)

Is there anyway at all i can reformat his PC and get XP from somewhere or somehow fix these errors to get a fresh windows running so I can then fix his problem with the wireless internet?

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:34 PM

A reinstallation disk is only good for the computer that it came with. He's either going to have to buy a Windows XP CD or go with Linux, which is free
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#3 mestuprancid

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 04:45 PM

Even if the reinstallation cd i have with the serial number starts working but is missing files do i still need to get a new XP copy in order to fix his?




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