Posted 22 August 2008 - 01:17 PM
My Compaq Presario laptop locked up on me, and after shutting down, it wouldn't start up again. Kept cycling thru the boot up cycle. The short story of it is that the ntfs.sys file was corrupted, along with the ql2300.sys file (which was keeping me from accessing the recovery console.)
Anyway, after ordering the recovery discs from HP (I had neglected to make my own upon purchasing the computer), and downloading Killdisk to wipe the drive(the recovery disks wouldn't even start up without wiping the drive completely) I attempted to reinstall XP, but it kept giving me "cannot copy file" messages on literally dozens of files. In some of the messages, it said something about the setup file not being a valid xp copy.
I didn't wipe the recovery partition, could that be causing the error? and is it ok to do it? I'm not worried about losing any info. There was nothing on there I cared to keep that I can't reinstall later.
Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
Note: The recovery discs are supposedly specific to my computer's serial #