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Problems Reinstalling


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#1 hpfreak26

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:33 PM

Alright, I've had a bit of trouble when ever since I decided to reinstall Windows XP. (Due to DirectX and basic slowness issues) The first time I tried to just repair the installation, but once I restarted the computer to finialize, an error message displayed; "The file ab4aoezt.sys could not be found. Press any key to restart." Now, as far as I can tell from googling it, nobody has ever heard of this error, or even that file.

The second time I tried reformatting. (With a different disc) It all went fine, until the very last step. When it booted into Windows, it displayed the customary options:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Last known good configuration
and
Start Windows normally.

All of those options result in a reboot, usually without any warning, within a few seconds. If I choose Last Known Good Configuration, a blue screen pops up for about 1/10th of a second, too fast to read.

Now, I have a linux partition, so I can access all of my Windows files. I just need to know what to change or check out so I can fix my computer. Help with either the error message or the bluescreen issue would be appriciated. Please help. Thanks.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:57 PM

Hello hpfreak26,

I have never seen that error before. I would do a complete reformat using your XP CD then install a clean copy of XP.
Regards,

Alan.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:38 PM

That's what I did... until the second problem happened. At least, that's why I tried to do. How exactly do you do a complete reformat with the disc?

Thanks!

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:48 PM

You will need to boot from the CD you should see a blue background with instructions. Follow the instructions and select the 'format disk ntfs' this will then format the drive and start to install windows.
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Alan.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:51 PM

I think I might delete any existing partitions that currently exist...before formatting/creating a new partition.

Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:43 PM

Okay, I'm in the process of doing a clean reformat. I'll get back to you as soon as I finish. Thanks for the advice!

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:35 PM

No problem, glad to help. Once windows has been setup, don't forget to firewall it and put an AV on.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:08 PM

It worked. Thanks! Of course, within an hour of me setting up my new system, I screwed something else up. I'll make a new topic for it. Thanks for all your help.

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Posted 21 August 2008 - 05:57 AM

Thats good to hear that the original problem is fixed. :thumbsup:
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