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XP will not install on ME operated Desktop


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Thank you so much! Do you think the motherboard or bios could be too outdated?
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Good...first choose the Standard CMOS
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Then what?
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Sorry...I was reading the manual... :tazz:

Press F6

Press F10

Type Y

Press <Enter>

This should set your BIOS to Fail Safe Default

Edited by wannabe1, 12 February 2006 - 12:03 AM.

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I'm going to post this now so I don't loose it.... :tazz:

Drivers for your motherboard.

I'm sure we'll have to update some of these.
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To reboot in continue XP installation I get the following error -"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: Windows root>\system32\hal.dll
Please reinstall a copy of the above file"
Now what do I do? Start XP setup all over or get this file and put it in the system folder or where/what?
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Do you get any options? Skip or ?????
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Thank you. Yes, I saw this on GigaByte.com. but I did not know what I needed at the time. How do I find out which ones to download?
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No. I just hit restart and in the startup hit quit XP install and boot up in Win ME. What should I do now?
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I am using my laptop to help diagnose my Desktop, so i can keep this window open :tazz:
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So it booted into ME? If it is running ME, that's a good thing. Move your important files to the D drive. Documents, pictures, that kind of stuff. Then we'll try the upgrade again with the BIOS defaults set.
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Well, no it did not boot up. It says "your program caused a divide overflow error"
...it is not booting up. What should I do?
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Do you have your ME cd?
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I do somewhere...

To that error message it added-
"C:\WINDOWS\System\vmm32.vxd:missing/unable to load"
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Yep...that's an ME file. Probably got buggered when XP failed to install.
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