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myswtsins

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    Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
    « on: December 29, 2008, 12:14:33 PM »
    Hello.  I want to reformat my PC because I am giving it to my mother plus it is getting old (maybe 5yrs) and running slow.  I set BIOS to boot from disk first but as soon as I see something that says something like "windows setup" I get this message...."file\i386\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded.  error code is 1024".  I have also recently not been able to pull up a DOS prompt from run, cmd. 
    "C:WINDOWS\system32\command.com
    C:WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\AUTOEXEC.NT.  The system file is not suitable for running MS_DOS & Microsoft Windows applications.  Choose 'Close' to terminate the application"


    I run CA Internet security suite (cablevision) but as I was typing this I got a popup saying that like 54 threats were removed & 157,839 attempts to connect to my computer were blocked.  I have a wired network setup in my home including 2 PCs & an Xbox. 

    Any ideas what is going on here?


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    Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
    « Reply #1 on: December 29, 2008, 09:59:59 PM »
    Are you talking about two computers, or one?

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      Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
      « Reply #2 on: December 29, 2008, 10:09:50 PM »
      1 PC

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      Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
      « Reply #3 on: December 29, 2008, 10:09:56 PM »
      And is this an XP CD or a sharpie version ? ?
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        Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
        « Reply #4 on: December 29, 2008, 10:33:28 PM »
        Original XP disk that came with the PC.

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        Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
        « Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008, 08:38:17 AM »
        You should be able to simply boot to the XP CD and start the installation...there is a selection to remove and re-create a new partition...this will erase all data on the drive.
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          Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
          « Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008, 09:37:22 AM »
          As soon as the disk begins to boot I get that error message.  I can't get anywhere (where set to boot from cd-rom 1st) before I get that message.

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          Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
          « Reply #7 on: December 31, 2008, 11:07:27 AM »
          Have you tried cleaning the CD?
          Do you have another bootable disk you can try, just to rule out the drive as the culprit?
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            Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
            « Reply #8 on: December 31, 2008, 01:42:58 PM »
            Well I only have 1 cd-rom drive but I have tried 2 different XP disks with the same results.

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            Re: Trying to reformat from XP disk, instant error
            « Reply #9 on: December 31, 2008, 05:49:50 PM »
            http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318729 points to incorrect BIOS settings, or bad RAM.