It was working through deleting old files and and installing new ones from the "re-installation" CD, until a blue screen slide show describing windows xp and on the left a list of steps leading to finalization of installation. Below the list there is a timer that starts at 39 min, when it gets to 38 min, an error message comes up:
Failed to install product catalogs
setup was unable to start service tabsrv because of the following error:
OpenService (tabsrv) returned error 1060(424)
The signature for Windows XP Professional Upgrade is invalid. The error
code is fffffb40 (not exactly sure if the 0 is a zero or the letter 'O').
The system cannot find message text for message number 0xffffffb40 in the
message file for syssetup.dll
One of the components that Windows needs to continue setup could not be
The operation was cancelled by the user.
These errors are repeated in a list of error logs and they just repeat in no real pattern.
If anyone can help... I really need it and quickly...
Also, if it would be easier just to re-install windows all together, tell me if that would format the entire harddrive and erase all of my files. Thanks so much.