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.