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Help...XP...?...l_intls.nls?


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Quipacorn

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I have an Emachines D3415 desktop system which originally had XP home edition
I then formatted the hard disk, and partitioned it so as to accommodate XP Pro, and Vista, as well as backup and recovery (using Norton Ghost) and shared storage between both OS's (overall 5 partitions)
My main system is a Macbook pro, but i use this as my main windows system, as well as share it amongst the household so therefore it begins to slow after a while hence the Ghost usage, for some reason at some point the vista boot-loader started having issues, even with using the automated boot fix on the installation DvD so i altered the boot-loader to only allow XP to boot.
it booted fine, and i was able to back up everything i needed to as well as try restoring the boot-loader from XP using XP based software...then i try rebooting
vista isn't on the boot-loader menu, and it immediately boots xp
and i get an error saying that the file l_intl.nls is missing or corrupt and all the info for using the XP cd to restore it
i attempt that, and get it restored
and i get the same error
so then i destroyed the partition scheme and tried installing XP only on the system
first boot goes fine
then after drivers and security is installed
reboot...and get the same thing
wipe the drive again, and try another attempt
same thing, though this time it didn't even boot, just went through the copying files part of setup and reached the reboot to continue setup, did not continue due to the error
I try a different XP disc and the same thing
I also tried using a different disc drive in case it wasn't correctly reading the sector of the disc that held the l_intl.nls file
can anyone offer any hints as to what may actually help here?
regards in advance

Edited by Quipacorn, 08 March 2008 - 11:44 PM.

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When you wiped the drive, did you also wipe out the recovery partition?
For your XP Home disks, they would of had to have been made from the recovery partition, or they came with the computer when it was new.

Do you know how it was when it was new?

Try to restore it to the way it was when it was new.

Do you have the recovery partition or disks or both?
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yes, I completely rewrote the partition scheme removing all partitions and recreating them
also tried using gParted
the original recovery partition i got rid of a long time ago
i just created a separate partition to use to hold my ghost backups
which...ghost couldn't detect for some reason
I have the original restore DvD which has home edition, its also the source of my drivers...but, i don't use it for the OS installer because of the factory jumble of unnecessary what-not i'd rather not clean out among other things
when i first got the l_intl.nls issue with the pro installation
i tried running the restore off of it, got the same l_intl.nls issue
I also have my own XP Pro CD, as well as an upgrade disc
those were what i was originally trying, which I used the first time i installed pro on the system
i'm almost beginning to wonder if this issue as a faulty drive...i don't see why it would just go out now though

i'm sorry for the sporadic organization of the response

regards
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Well...
I suggest using the Restore DVD.
Reboot with the DVD in the DVD Drive and keep tapping f11 untill the recovery begins.
I doubt if it will do it without f11 being tapped.
But it might auto start recovery.
You need those drivers on that cd.
If it's a faulty drive, there should be some diagnostic options on that dvd.

This seems to be your only option left since the others did not work.

Then you can have a working machine to do the other stuff with.
Follow the instructions on this site for what you are trying to do.
They are here.

Also check these requirements for Windows Vista.
Your emachine only meets the vista basic requirements and that may not be enough sometimes. If you haven't added more memory that is.

http://www.microsoft...adeadvisor.mspx
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I did boot to the DvD
and ran the recovery
immediately afterwards when it tried to boot to XP
i get the error saying that l_Intls.nls is corrupt or missing
i also know for a fact vista works on the machine, and it runs smoothly even with the aero interface
this is XP i'm talking about
any XP installation i try, in fact any windows OS i try, seems to give me some kind of error
with the NT kernal based ones (XP, 2000, NT)
its l_intls.nls
and with the previous DOS based (98, 95, ME)
I got another file error (i tried ME, and 98 earlier, when XP first failed, to see if i could use the upgrade on top of the older os...sadly, it didn't work)
no matter what medium I use
while waiting for a reply, i tried another hard disk with the same result
this isn't making any sense to me
*edit - i forgot to mention, with MCE it actually booted fine initially, and let me install drivers and access the desktop, however, after the 3rd boot it reached the same error
and following that, MCE wont install either

Regards
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If you try the upgrade route let these reformat your drive. All the upgrade discs need is for you to put in an older version of windows when it asks and the it will continue the install.

You should be reformating on every thing you try.
Blanking the hard drive for a fresh install even with any upgrade discs.

As far as that file l_intls.nls, is.
This is as close as I could find to a solution for that.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/830088

Edited by cmpm, 09 March 2008 - 01:07 AM.

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thanks
i am formatting with everything i try
using gParted
and the formatting utility compiled with the OS installer
with upgrade
and installer
i've tried installing via the upgrade disc using the route of just using the previous version of windows disc as the verification
and the direct upgrade from the os
however, i was only able to get ME to actually install and boot
and from there, i got the error
i do have some sense in what i'm doing
i'm just at wits end
thanks for the link
though it wasn't the correct file
-sigh-
i feel this system is a lost cause...i don't know what to do
i was able to boot into ubuntu for one boot (i already had it installed on a secondary hard disk)
but then it started having issues too...
this may be an odd question
could it be a ram or mobo issue?
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Not an odd question at all.
These emachines come up here more then most I believe.

It was originally an XP machine so I would stay with XP rather then 98 or millinium, because they are dos based systems. XP is not dos based but nt based.

To check your ram, if you have more then one stick, you can remove one and try it, then reverse the removal if that doesn't help.

Perhaps you can skip the gParted step and see what it does.
the install disk will reformat for you. Set it to full format and not quick format.
NTFS first then maybe try fat32, that could help possibly.
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No offense but i feel we're going in circles
okay
i know how to format and partition A hard disk
i tried using gParted to do it
as well as the disc itself
as well as all formatting options
just to try different things since the other wasn't working
I was using the older DOS based Windows Vers. so as to try to just upgrade to xp using the upgrade disc from the desktop of one the previous os's
I did do a memory check and disk check, and all of those sorts using the Vista installer DVD
and other utilities
Apparently, the Ram and HD are fine
I did try the different File systems, still to no avail
i think the issue is either rooted to

A) the l_intl.nls file itslef

B) something to do with the system itself, such as the processor, mobo, gpu, etc. (HD/Ram are fine)

or...C)there was an unusual convolution of electromagnetic energy around our premises, thus altering the data patterns of my XP isntaller CD's and making it so that one fle was unnaccessable or screwed up

i'm in favor of A myself
but truly i don't know
thats why i'm so annoying
typically, i can resolve things like this
but i've wasted about 15 hours for nothing so far
and vista wont install now either, same error for some odd reason
i'm almost to the point of forking over the 60$ for Microsoft to try dabbling their hands in helping me fix it
not really
like i said, i'm at wits end

regards
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No offense taken.
I hope you get it going.

I couldn't find that file anywhere with my search, perhaps you can search for it.
If you know how to extract that file, then do that.
I found extract l_intl.nls was a 98-millinium issue in my search.
Which makes me wonder why XP would need it.
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Yeah that's got me too
especially vista...
its got me baffled
thanks for your help though
it seems to randomly think the file is missing/corrupt and that it isn't
i got it to boot fine just a minute ago
then i rebooted it...same error again
its kinda driving me crazy
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hmmm.. found it in my XP-

Get it from an XP machine if that is what you are using now.
It's in Windows-System32.
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Yeah
i know its there
i found it before
its also sort of on the Microsoft help site...
i tried copying it using the XP installers recovery option
as well as copying it from another XP Pro installation
both...to no avail
so i have no clue
thanks though
it seems to be...kinda working now
still randomly not booting
i think i'm going to find a time when it boots fine
then ghost that and see if i get lucky
its probably not going to work
if nothing else...i can take it somewhere here
though really, most of the time i know more than most of the "Professionals" available in town
but i guess if nothing else works
thank you, again
for your time and attempt at assistance

regards
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