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XP Home in place upgrade, now will not boot


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#1 fleamour

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 05:21 PM

I carried out an in place upgrade using my own streamlined SP3 CD. Now screen hangs black after boot. When trying to boot from XP CD & entering Windows Setup, I get this error message:

An unexpected error (-1) occurred at line 1773 in d:\xpsp\base\boot\setup\arcdisp.c.

I take this as pretty severe! If at all poss I would like to save Outlook Express settings & some photos. Would I still be able to browse the non booting drive if I hook it up to my other computer via USB?
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:00 PM

That message refers to your CD...indicates (to me) an error reading the line cited, for whatever reason.

I'd check the CD for cleanliness/scratches and try it again, after using plain water and a soft cotton cloth to clean the CD. Use vertical or horizontal strokes when drying, do not use circular or oval motions.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:10 PM

Hmmm, It came up with same message on my, slipstreamed, SP3 CD, and my official XP SP2 CD. Worth trying though. I do have a spare CD drive, if that would be worth trying? (Old computer.)
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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:20 PM

Well...if your original CD had a smudge, scratch, etc. on it when the slipstreamed copy was made...IMO, they would probably reflect the same read error.

I don't know, but that's the way that I guess at these things.

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 06:24 PM

Yeh, the original is pretty scratched.

EDIT: I can try my ancient SP1 CD.

Edited by fleamour, 27 October 2008 - 06:27 PM.

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512MB KingSpec RAM, 1GHz CPU [T22 Fan], Wireless-G PCMCIA, 7200RPM HDD




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