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Problems Loading XP

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#1 Conejita2105


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:03 AM

I'm trying to load Windows XP on my computer. I currently have it but it's so full of spyware and such that I can't download software, use system restore, and a lot of other things anymore. So I thought my best bet was to re-install Windows XP. So I get to the set-up and it starts preparing the install and I get an error message saying disk.sys is corrupt, press any button to continue, I press any button and it says failed set-up. What does that mean? Something wrong with the disk altogether or is it my PC??

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 12:48 AM

[So I get to the set-up and it starts preparing the install ]

So, how did you get to this point? Did you put in your XP disk, reboot, choose "boot from disk" and were you looking at a blue screen at this point?

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#3 Halfman


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Posted 28 September 2005 - 03:11 AM

I have a feeling it's the cd.
But maybe your HDD has bugs itself. Unplug and plug it in and try again.

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Posted 28 September 2005 - 10:40 AM

I'm not sure you're going about it the right way. First of all, are you booting from the XP disk? Your computer needs to be set to boot from the CD-Rom. Second, if your computer is infected, simply re-installing XP isn't going to uninfect it. You need to format the partition and restart with a clean operating system, which will, of course, destroy all data you have on the hard drive. Forgive me if I'm overstating the obvious. Backing up your files has the obvious danger of backing up malware, too.

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