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#1 hippy

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 06:58 AM

I am trying to re format my hd and re install XP, have changed order of boot so that pc should boot from CD drive, when it does all I get is the message to put in a bootable disk!
I am using my original XP disc.
Is there anything I can do to fix this????

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:16 AM

It could be that your disk is damaged. Try cleaning it with a soft cloth. Also, try it in another computer to see if it works.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 08:48 AM

disc is fine, tried it in laptop and no probs. gonna put another cd drive in desk top and try that. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:34 AM

changed cd drive and all seems to be well, fingers crossed. spoke too soon. Now getting: File \i386\c_1252.nls could not be loaded. The error code is 4096
Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:37 AM

Is this a CD that came with a preloaded system. As some of these disks are not install CD and just Recovery CD's.
This maybe the issue.
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:39 AM

Its an original XP disc.

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:40 AM

Error: "C_1252.nls File Missing or Corrupt" During Startup
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 09:52 AM

ok now have gotten past that part but now it says:
the file partmgr.sys is corrupted

surely all these files csant be missing or corrupted??

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:11 AM

ok nothing works, trying an 'in place upgrade' but have a question on that. Does it replace everything or just install another version of XP?

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 10:16 AM

I think the answers to your questions are here.

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
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