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To resolve this issue, use the Windows XP Recovery Console to replace the Msvcrt.dll file with the original version. To do this, follow these steps:
Insert your Windows XP CD-ROM into the computer's CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, and then restart your computer from the CD-ROM.
NOTE: Some computers may require that you modify the basic input/output system (BIOS) settings before you can start the computer from a CD-ROM. For information about how to modify BIOS, see your computer documentation.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to start the Recovery Console.
Press the number key that corresponds to the installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER.
Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
With the Windows XP CD-ROM still in the CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive, type the following commands, pressing ENTER after each command:
NOTE: BootDriveLetter refers to the drive letter of the boot drive. In other words, it refers to the drive where the Windows folder is located, which is probably drive C. CD-ROM_or_DVD-ROM_Drive_Letter refers to the drive letter of the CD-ROM or the drive letter of the DVD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM drive or the DVD-ROM drive are frequently located in drive D.
You should not download, ist done only by formating
its not a simple work .If you have a xp cd,put it into your drive then restart.if your your booting device is cd drive then you can see that"press any key to boot from cd"(press any key).then a window is come.after some time you can see you older version of xp (if you want to repair your system press R or press esc to go to next step) .After few seconds you get a license agreement press F8 key
NEXT STEP is Partition process .Select suitable size for your driver and select C folder and press F.
another window comes. in that select"format your system with NTFS file system.
then formating takes place -> coping new file -> reboots
Then not press any key.give freedom to load freely
Then another installation window comes
in that a box come to enter product key.
after some time another box comes .In that box dont select any option click 'next next next'
Then installation will do own
After windows installation, install mother board cd
now you can install wanted soft wares
GO TO my computer and format the local disks except C
now pc ready to use
First of all does the cd boot into the xp installer. If not the the setting in the Bios would be to boot from HardDisk first. Get into bios by the appropriate key on boot and change the boot order to cd/dvd first and then hdd. Now save settings and restart the system and the xp cd should boot up and you will be able to install xp. Be careful as you may delete all data on the hdd.
Some bios use the del or f2 key to enter, see press __ to enter setting's or bios.In that goto the boot order and change appropriately. If xp is already installed then if other drives are not acessing saying not formatted then the easy fix would be to right click on non formatted drive and click on format. Then you will be able to access it. Do same for all other drives.
If you have the original XP installation disk with SP2 just install it in your primary CD drive and then boot from the CD when prompted. You may have to enter your setup to change the boot sequence if your computer doesn't boot from the CD. I'd have to know what computer manufacturer and model to tell you how to enter setup, but assuming you have a legal version of Win XP SP2, it's as simple as booting from the disk, letting windows install the temporary files and it will then identify your drive and whether there are any partitions. At that point you select the partition if one is shown or it will tell you the disk size and that there currently is no partition and ask you if you want to create one. folow the prompts until you get to the format option. You can select either normal or fast NTSF format and let the installation process complete. You'll have to enter the key and do some other user input required things like your time zone etc, but that's about it.
First enter into BIOS setup by pressing key recognized by your machine oftenits DEL key. AT the boot sequencegive first booting option to CD Rom and second to the hard disk, save settingand exit. Boot system with Windows CD, apply option for fresh copy. AND if youhave already been done and failed. Boot computer with Windows 98 CD. Apply bootcomputer with CD Rom support. At the DOS prompt FORMAT DRIVE C. Restart yourcomputer and boot with windows XP CD.
You need to boot the PC with the XP CD and you will get an option to delete and format partition before new install. If you dont have the option to boot from CD at startup you will have to enter setup / bios and enable CD as first boot device. Cheers from Scott
First Make sure your cd/dvd rom detected in bios. For that First open cpu cabinet refix power cable and ide cable to harddisk. Then check your bootable recovery disk and cd/dvd rom working fine. When you power up the computer press F1 or F2 or "del" key to enter in bios . Then go to boot option and set first boot device as your cd/dvd rom then save settings and exit. Then it boot with disk . If still not boot then there may be some issue with cd/dvd rom or bootable disk. Let me know if you need more assistance. Thanks.
Well, maybe I can try, thus in your bios setting you can boot using usb cdrom? Or maybe its time to change your cdrom drive already. If you can borrow a good spare cdrom. Take this in for the meantime in exchange for your installed cdrom. Maybe your cdrom drive is faulty. Then if this is ok, it is now easy for you to get on.
Second option, you can take out your harddrive prime it, then have a partition (say d:\) with a copy of full copy of xp installer, and other important installer just have it foldered. Then I assume you can boot using a floppy drive with win98 rescue disk. After booting goto harddrive partition with xp installer. then click setup and set it up in c:\ . Then your go other software, installed it manually.
I do this coz it much faster to installed using harddrive and also it is only in xp.
these are some following procedure do it carefully
XP Repair install
carefully and make sure you followed the warning links before
initiating the Repair Install. You can print a text version for
Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change
the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive.
Check your system documentation for steps to access the
BIOS and change the boot order.
When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen,
you will see the options below
This portion of the
Setup program prepares Microsoft
Windows XP to run on your computer:
To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.
To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.
to start the Windows Setup.
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do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, pressR", (you
Do Not want to load Recovery Console).
do not choose "To
repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press
Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing
Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R
to start the repair. If Repair is not one
of the options, END setup. After the reboot readWarning#2!
Reapply updates or service packs applied since initial Windows XP installation.
Please note that a Repair Install using an Original pre service pack 1 or 2 XP CD used as the install media will
remove SP1/SP2 respectively and service packs plus updates issued after the service packs will need to be reapplied.
Insert your win98 cd into the drive and set the booting option to boot from cd, with this enable start the computer with cd-rom support.here you will see
A:/fdisk and press enter
here you will enbale partition follow the on-screen instruction then
A:/ format c:
locate your cd using
if yu follow this you will be able to load win98 on your PC.