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XP file corrupted

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Due to ignorant mistakes I make from time to time, I have to reformat HD every year or two to get back into good PC health. At this time I am setting up XP home(upgradeing from win98) and have gotten this message "file usbohci.sys is corrupted". No further options offered beyond rebooting then back to same massage. Presently, two attempts made from two reformats with same results. XP CD is pristine. I bought OS new, retail, and have used it at least twice before with no problems. Very much appreciate any :)

:tazz: Never mind... I had a usb2 card installed which of coarse is not compatible with win98.

Edited by jfaatz, 03 October 2005 - 04:28 PM.

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Hey jfaatz!

Try going into your BIOS and disabling any onboard USB ports and usb legacy support for keyboard mouse if they exist, then try to install xp again, making sure that you do a complete format of the drive, including deleting the current partition and creating a new one and then formatting it with NTFS, but NOT quick NTFS.

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If possible you could try System File Checker, see here: it will replace the corrupt file from your cd.
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