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xp sp2 serv. pack mess

By crowdancer1 ·
downloaded sp2 serv. pack. Went to restart sys. and got error mess. wimdows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \windows\inf\biosinfo.inf, can be repaired using original setup cd but don't have, tried using 6 floppys from microsoft and did not work. Any help please or anyone having same problem.

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by TheChas In reply to xp sp2 serv. pack mess

The biosinfo.inf file on my XP box with SP2, has a date of 8/3/2004.
This indicates that the file was updated when I installed SP2.

You could attempt to extract the file from the SP2 cab file, or copy it over from another PC running XP.

Chas

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by BobHo In reply to xp sp2 serv. pack mess

You can download a copy of biosinfo.inf here:

http://www.dynamiclink.nl/htmfiles/rframes/info_inf/info_b/16.htm

This problem usually occurs with hardware conflicts. You should still be able to boot into safe mode. You could also try unplugging any extenal components like printers, cd's or usb peripherals (alot of times it's the cd causing this).

Don't quote me on this but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night!

Cheers.

RW

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