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Hi my computer crashed and i need Windows XP CD. Is there anyone out there with the cd that i can copy please upload it and tell me what to do step by step.
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Hi,
Are you asking us to help you steal a copy of Windows XP? :)
It is not going to happen here.
Go to a store or website and buy a legal copy. :)
We do not help poeple steal here.
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im not stealing it. i just crashed my comp and it keep saying re-installing your computer will be the best way to fix the problem
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If you need help with repairing the machine we will do that.
But for future knowledge, downloading some one elses Windows is stealing.
Please tell me what happened,
What changes where made to your computer before it happened,
And any error messeges from the blue screen.
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Many computers have all the files you need to repair or reinstall on the hard drive, and unless the drive itself completely fails you may not need a software CD to reinstall. But to know what to do we need to know the make and model of your machine. You can also go to the maker's website and put your model information in and look at the instructions for reinstalling or repairing Windows.
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I have a dell desktop computer with Xp on it..

This What it says...In a black screen with white writing

Windows could not start because of a computer disk hard ware configuration problem.

it also says...

This application has failed to start because of WININET.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem
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Please read this
And then,
I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum. If you are unable to run and/or post a HJT log, then post that in your initial post in the topic you create in that forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).
click on purple

Edited by hfcg, 17 August 2008 - 08:35 PM.

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I cant use none of these tools because i cant log on to my computer
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Even in safe mode?
Have you made any hardware changes?
Did this hard drive come from another computer?
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I cant safe mode.
I havent made any hardware changes. I DNT KNO HOW???
HARD DRIVE CAME DIRECTLY FROM DELL
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SYMPTOMS
When you attempt to start Windows XP, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Error message 1
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.

Please check the Windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information.
Error message 2
Windows NT could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

Winnt_root\System32\Ntoskrnl.exe

Please re-install a copy of the above file.
Error message 3
Winnt_root\System32\Hal.dll missing or corrupt:

Please re-install a copy of the above file.
Additionally, you may experience one or more of the following behaviors: • If you start the computer to the Recovery Console, a command prompt may appear with no option to log on to the Windows installation.
• If you try to access the Windows folder, you may receive the following error message:
Access denied.
• If you try to perform a Repair operation from the Windows XP CD-ROM, the Windows installation is not detected and you cannot repair Windows.

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CAUSE
This behavior can occur if any or some of the following conditions are true: • The Default value in the [Boot Loader] section of the Boot.ini file is missing or invalid.
• Windows XP is not installed in the location specified in the Boot.ini file.
• The Ntoskrnl.exe file is missing or damaged.
• The partition path in the Boot.ini file is not set correctly.
• General hardware failure.

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RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use either of the following methods.
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Method 1
Edit the Boot.ini file to restore or correct the Default entry and to ensure that the other entries in the [Operating Systems] section of the Boot.ini file point to the appropriate directories.

For more information about how to edit the Boot.ini file, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289022 (http://support.micro....com/kb/289022/) How to edit the Boot.ini file in Windows XP
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Method 2
Use the Bootcfg utility in the Recovery Console to correct the Boot.ini file: 1. Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to start your computer.
2. When you receive the message to press R to repair Windows by using the Recovery Console, press the R key.
3. Select the Windows installation that you want, and then type the administrator password when prompted.
4. Type bootcfg /rebuild, and then press ENTER.
5. When the Windows installation is located, the following instructions are displayed:

Taken from This article.
You can download the recovery console here and read this to learn how to burn the ISO.

Edited by hfcg, 17 August 2008 - 08:50 PM.

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I DONT HAVE A CD OR FLOPPY DISK AND IT SAYS...

Error message 1
Windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem.

Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware.
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Then you will need to use a computer that has a CD, or buy a copy of XP, or use some one elses copy of XP to use the recovery console.
You can not use some one elses copy of XP to reinstall.
If you do not have a CD than how where you going to use a downloaded copy of XP?

Hi my computer crashed and i need Windows XP CD. Is there anyone out there with the cd that i can copy please upload it and tell me what to do step by step.


Edited by hfcg, 17 August 2008 - 08:59 PM.

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Stop freaking out, and listen to hfcg.

Oh, and stop downloading porn and u wont get these viruses :)
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MAN I DOWNLOADED SPY BOT

AND THIS [bleep] IS CONFUSING MAN!!!
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