cannot do a clean os reinstall-blue screen bules
Posted 26 February 2006 - 07:44 PM
Posted 26 February 2006 - 08:29 PM
Obviously, some sort of plug and play driver, but for what? I don't know. It must be an add-on piece of hardware.
The 00051 error is a registry corruption, and yes, I think given the amount of time invested, I would probably just wipe it clean and start fresh...is that still what you want to do?
You can use a win98 boot floppy to remove all partitions, and start from scratch assuming you have a windows xp cd
do you know how to do that?
With the boot floppy, you would run fdisk, then delete all non-dos partitions
Then, boot with the Windows Xp cd and it will create partitions and format them, and install
Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:16 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:56 AM
You need to burn this image to a CD and boot your computer with it--this is different than burning a file to a CD. If you do not know how to burn an ISO image, then download the following program to another Windows XP machine, install it.
After installation, right click the boot.iso file you downloaded above and choose COPY IMAGE TO CD.
Then reboot your PC with that CD in the CD-ROM drive and the PC set to boot from CD first in the bios boot order
This will behave just like a floppy boot disk
After booting, choose FDISK then choose 3 to delete partitions, and choose non-dos partition
This will leave you with a completely blank cd
boot with the windows cd next and follow the prompts to reinstall windows
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