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#1 proofsc

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:50 AM

I tried to reformat my computer and i was successful in deleting the os but when i tried to reinstall it said error unable to copy vidboot.dll and all the other files as well. I've never ran across this and i don't know what to do. so remember can't get on because no os is on the computer and can't put one on because it won't copy it. i used three different disk and still unable to copy.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 11:58 AM

Hi :thumbsup:.

Did you delete everything on the drive...before trying to create a new partition/format?

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:07 PM

yea i followed the steps it asked if i wanted to delete it and i said yes but if not how else could i delte it off the hard drive because one thing is when it starts up it says windows setup or windows home but when i click home it says nothing is there.

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:42 PM

You used a Microsoft XP CD? What kind of system (manufacturer and model) is this?

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 12:48 PM

its a hp pavilion dv5000 notebook and yes used the operating xp disk that they sent with it incase i wanted to reformat

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Posted 11 September 2008 - 01:51 PM

Were the 3 different disks all a copy of the first disk?
Have you checked the hard drive and memory with a diagnostic utility to rule out the possibility that one of them is failing?
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