Installing XP on an Acer Netbook...

By SmartAceW0LF ·
Having no Optical Drive, has anyone had any experience with this? If so, perhaps you could point me to a step-by-step site? Seems to be giving me some problems. Perhaps it is my impatience I don't know. Here is what I have tried so far. Used the USB_MultiBoot program to create a Bootable USB Partition with the XP setup files on it. All goes well until some point within the second phase of installation when one of 2 things has occurred. A.) I have gotten the BSOD with the x0000007B Stop Code or upon what I "believe" to be completion of the installation, after reboot I get "Hal.dll missing" error. Any/all help is appreciated.

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Step by step resolution...

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Installing XP on an Acer ...

Missing Or Corrupt Hal.dll Error Resolution

Hope it all works out for you.

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Installing XP on an Acer Netbook...7b

by balge In reply to Installing XP on an Acer ...

check this page for loads of stuff re Stop 7b,


are any of your drives SATA?

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External USB drive?

by oldbaritone In reply to Installing XP on an Acer ...

Can you borrow an external USB CD or DVD drive?

You may also need to load additional drivers during start-up. ("Press F6 to load additional drivers")

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Think I may be getting senile

by SmartAceW0LF In reply to External USB drive?

Of course! Thanks for the replies guys. Helps to have a little reality check every now and then.

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It is how and what we learn that makes us what we are..

by Peconet Tietokoneet In reply to Think I may be getting se ...

But senile?
That is going over the top there. :)
Where there are problems there are solutions whether great or small, it depends on how we go about getting the answers that seems to be the big issue.

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