Corrupted registry boondoggle
Posted 03 February 2008 - 12:54 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 01:48 PM
Posted 03 February 2008 - 02:05 PM
Do you have more than one internal HDD connected?
What's the make and model number of the machine?
Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:31 PM
Posted 04 February 2008 - 04:39 PM
Posted 05 February 2008 - 06:57 PM
Edited by bdada, 05 February 2008 - 09:13 PM.
Posted 06 February 2008 - 09:16 PM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 10:33 PM
1. The CD is defective
2. The CD drive is defective
You could try installing from your hard drive by copying the I386 directory tree to your hard drive then install from there. See this MS article for complete directions: http://support.micro...kb;en-us;315349
Doing this will accomplish two things. It will validate the XP CD (if it all copies then it's probably okay) and will remove your dependency on the CD drive during the install process.
Worth a try anyway I think.
Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:56 AM
here is another thing to try...go here...for the lowdown..
examine the Setup log files for anything that may indicate what may be causing the problem. For example, examine the logs for any one of the following entries:
• Error messages - continue troubleshooting according to the specific error messages.
• Examine Setupapi.log for the last device that was installed. This may indicate a problem with that particular hardware device or driver.
• Examine the logs for indications that optional components are failing to install.
Note The Setup log files are located in the Windows folder with file names that use the following format:
Edited by happyrck, 07 February 2008 - 08:17 AM.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 11:16 AM
I will try everything suggested I can until something works or I have another question. I will let you know if I am successful.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 01:49 PM
Edited by bdada, 08 February 2008 - 05:00 PM.
Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:38 PM
The simplest way to create a Bootable Windows XP Pro or Home Installation CD Slipstreamed with SP2 is to use Autostreamer. You point to your XP Pro/Home CD, the SP2 Service Pack .exe file, give it a path to write the .iso file to and off it goes. In 5 or 10 minutes you have a .iso file that you can burn to CD with almost any CD burner program you want to use. I used Roxio 7. There is a good freeware burner called DeepBurner which will do this also.
Here is the link to Autostreamer:
You can download the SP2 .exe here:
Posted 10 February 2008 - 01:14 PM
Posted 10 February 2008 - 04:08 PM
dial up....I feel the pain...
Posted 11 February 2008 - 09:49 PM
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