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Need help with win xp setup

By lyncheagle55 ·
I have an amd 1.6 gig duron with 256 ddr ram and 60 gig hard drive, I had a problem with win xp freezing up in me when I tried to boot up. So I tried to do a clean install. I fdisk the hard drive and formatted it .then I tried the new install but an error came up it said "halacpi.dll could not load.setup cannot continue. etc etc, " so i tried to go in and set it up with six floppies from the win xp boot disc files that i gotr off the internet still it wouldnt load. I alco tried to boot from the cd and it gave me the set up screen but without a menu {might as well been the blue screen of death for all it was worth, since all it said was windows xp setup and nothing else.
can you help me get xp loaded on my computer . thanks. by the way, I even used a win 98 startup disc to get assistance from the cd rom , it began to work but would load fully because of that Hal.dll error.

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by RiverFreight In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

First check to see if you have fuses in the hardware and not something else; next: read the labels on the back of the tower to make sure you are hooked up properly; turn on and wait it out; do a search with what ever you have for a windows by bringing up Microsoft Access and then going to veiw, click, toolbar, click, web, click, then hit the enter on the adding machine face set of keys; now use the search mechanism on the Access toolbar and enter 'DOS' as what to search for and as to where to search put 'Home'. You should get a list of DOS programs select (click) two-bit DOS then hold down 'Control'and hit the enter on the 'Adding Machine Face' keys of the keyboard and then simply follow instructions and they will get you to where you want to go.
RIVER FREIGHT

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by lyncheagle55 In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

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by Davis, Gary In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

have you checked that all the harware is in the HCL from Microsoft?? If the hardware is not compatible with XP it will not work

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by lyncheagle55 In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

I tried to load setup with the six floppys that I downloaded from the win xp site (microsoft) and I tried to install them. I got to the third disc and got a"file/halacpl.dll could not be loaded the error code is 7. so I went into the Bios and disabled acpl and tried it again. this time halacpl.dll loaded, but then I got "ntkrnmlp.exe could not be loaded. the error code is 7. what could be the problem? I already tried loading from the cd and it freezes when the files finish loading and the bottom of the screen says "windows is restarting" I wait and I wait but nothing happens and I have to end up rebooting. Help! I even fdisked and everything to get a clean install. I also scandisked and formatted.I'm at a loss for what to do at thispoint. by the way, I checked the HCL from microsoft. It was the first thing I did.

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by Chosen_OnE In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

Three questions:

1. Does your motherboard support RAID?

2. Have you flashed your BIOS with the latest updates from the MB's company website?

3. Did you verify all hardware was on the HCL checklist?

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by lyncheagle55 In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

the original installtion was win xp from the manifacturer. originally the computer wouldnt go past the windows xp screen and because of that we hade to do an format and reinstall. but the reinstall wouldnt take so we are almost sure it is now a hardware issue.

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by AnotherNetAdmin In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

Do you have access to another XP CD? If everything is on the HCL, then it may be a bad CD.

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by lyncheagle55 In reply to Need help with win xp set ...

Not a bad cd because i instlled it on another pc as a test

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