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Upgrading Computer I am currnetly busy instaling windows xp on the hard drive that has window98 and the window shows the command to startup windows98 i want to know how to format windows 98 hard drive by installing xp

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All you have to do is re-boot from the xp disk.When promted,press any key to boot from the disk.The installation program will then start.Just follow the prompts from there!

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Receiving a bad image checksum error message when upgrading a computer to Windows XP means that a Windows system file such as user32.dll is damaged. This error occurs when any damaged system file is encountered that isn't overwritten during Setup. The repair process for this error involves voiding the damaged dynamic link library file from the DOS command line prompt and replacing it with a new copy from the Windows XP disk.

Insert a clean Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (ME) or Microsoft Windows 98 Edition startup disk into the computer, and hold the reset button on the front of the computer until the system commences rebooting. Navigate the Windows startup menu with the keyboard's directional keys and select 'Start Computer with CD-ROM Support'. Hit "Enter" to continue. Write down your CD-ROM's drive letter on a piece of paper. At the command prompt, type "Drive:" without quotes (Drive should be replaced with the drive letter on which Windows is installed), and press "Enter." Type "cd windows\system32" without quotes, and press "Enter." Type "ren user32.dll user32.old" without quotes and again press "Enter." This renames your damaged user32.dll file so it is not recognized by the system, but still physically exists as a backup if needed in the future. Eject the Windows ME or 98 disk, and insert the Windows XP disk. At the command prompt, type "extract CDROMDrive:\i386\user32.dl_ Drive:\windows\system32\user32.dll" without quotes, replacing CDROMDrive with the CD-ROM's drive letter that you made a note of earlier, and replacing Drive with the system's drive letter on which Windows is installed. Hit "Enter" to execute the command. This process extracts a new copy of the user32.dll file to your hard disk, from the Windows XP CD. The new file will be found in the Windows/System32 directory. Restart the system by holding the reset button on the front of the tower until reboot commences.

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The "NTLDR is missing", error displays very shortly after the computer is first started; after the Power On Self Test (POST) is complete. Windows XP might only initially load when the NTLDR error message appears. Causes of this error message include corrupt and misconfigured files, hard drive and operating system upgrade issues, corrupt hard drive sectors, an outdated BIOS, and damaged or loose IDE cables.
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Something has corrupted the boot information on your hard drive so Windows can't load. This might mean the hard drive itself has failed. but it might also just be a software problem. If you can borrow a Windows installation CD, you can try repairing the software. You didn't give your operating system, so I'm assuming you have XP.

On every Windows XP CD (it doesn't matter which version, Home or Professional, full or upgrade), there is a very handy tool called the Windows Recovery Console. Here is how to try repairing your Windows installation using it:
  1. Put your XP install CD in the drive and restart the computer so it boots from the CD. If your computer isn't set to boot from the CD first, you will need to change the boot order. Watch the screen when the computer starts up. On some systems you can reach a boot menu by pressing the specified key, or you might need to change the boot order by going into BIOS setup. Again, the key to press will be given at startup.
  2. After some time loading files from the CD, the setup program will show a screen saying "Welcome to Setup". Press R to start the Recovery Console.
  3. The Recovery Console will list Windows installations it finds and ask which you want to log on to. Usually there is only one installation, so press 1, then ENTER. (Note: At this point, if there are no Windows installations listed or you've gotten other error messages, either your hard drive is bad or your Windows installation has been wiped out, possibly due to a virus. All you can do is try a fresh, full reinstallation of Windows.)
  4. You'll be asked for the Administrator password. Unless you changed it when Windows was working, the password will be blank, so press ENTER. You will see a C:\WINDOWS> prompt.
  5. Enter the command CHKDSK /P and press ENTER. (You don't need to enter the command in capitals, I just did that for readability.)
  6. Let the command do its work. You'll probably see several messages about recovering or repairing errors. When it's finished, the Windows prompt will return.
  7. Type EXIT and press ENTER. Your computer will restart.
  8. Remove the CD so Windows will try starting from the hard drive normally. If the repair was successful, whatever was corrupted will be fixed and Windows will start up properly.
If the repair doesn't work, again it's either hardware (you need a new hard drive, or in some rare cases a new system board) or the Windows software was too damaged for repair and needs to be completely reinstalled.

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hi there, here's the step by step procedure for reformatting.

1. insert the recovery disk first to your cd rom
2. restart pc and keep on tapping the F12 key
3. once you are prompted for boot options select your cd/dvd rom drive

your computer will now boot up from your cd rom and will initialize the setup.

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My hard drive burnt out. The hard drive test says failed and the operating system won't boot. I placed a leftover hard drive from my Playstation 3 into the laptop and now it says no operating system found....


Try the recovery console from a windows xp recovery/install disk:
To run the Recovery Console from the Windows XP startup disks or the Windows XP CD-ROM, follow these steps:
1.Insert the Windows XP startup disk into the floppy disk drive, or insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive, and then restart the computer.
Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD-ROM drive if you are prompted.
2.When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console.
3.Select the operating system you want to repair (you may have only one option).
4.When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.
5.At the command prompt, type the appropriate commands to diagnose and repair your Windows XP installation. From here I would try "chkdsk /r" and "fixboot"
For a list of commands that are available in Recovery Console, type recovery console commands or help at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
For information about a specific command, type help commandname at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
6.To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
Once you've done this restart the computer and see if it boots up.

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Put disk in, shut down computer, Start computer and it should give you the xp disk contents. Be aware of data loss though.

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This issue may occur if any of the following conditions exist: • A damaged file exists in the folder in which Windows is installed, and this file is not overwritten during Setup. For example, if you receive the error message that references the User32.dll file, the User32.dll file may be damaged. • One or more of the random access memory (RAM) modules that are installed in your computer is faulty, or the RAM configuration is incompatible

RESOLUTION loadTOCNode(1, 'resolution'); To resolve this behavior, use one of the following methods. Method 1: Extract a New Copy of the User32.dll File from the Windows XP CD loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Extract a new copy of the User32.dll file from the Windows XP CD to the drive:\Windows\System32 folder on your hard disk, where drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: 1. Insert a Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) or Microsoft Windows 98 Startup disk into your computer, and then restart the computer.

NOTE: For additional information about what to do if you do not have a Windows Millennium Edition or Windows 98 Startup disk, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 186300 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186300/EN-US/) How to Create a Windows 98 Startup Disk from MS-DOS 267287 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/267287/EN-US/) How to Create a Startup Disk in Windows Me 2. When the Windows Startup menu appears, use the ARROW keys to select Start Computer with CD-ROM Support, and then press ENTER. 3. Make a note of the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive. 4. Rename the User32.dll file to User32.old. To do so, type the following lines at the command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where Drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: Drive:
cd windows\system32
ren user32.dll user32.old 5. Insert the Windows XP CD into your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. 6. Extract a new copy of the User32.dll file from the Windows XP CD to the Windows\System32 folder on your hard disk. To do so, type the following lines at a command prompt, pressing ENTER after each line, where CDROMDrive is the drive letter of the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM, and Drive is the drive on which Windows is installed: a:
extract CDROMDrive:\i386\user32.dl_ Drive:\windows\system32\user32.dllFor example, if your CD-ROM is drive E and Windows is installed on drive C, type extract e:\i386\user32.dl_ c:\windows\system32\user32.dll, and then press ENTER. 7. Remove the Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition startup disk from your computer, and then restart the computer.
Method 2: Remove or Replace the Faulty RAM loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); Remove the memory modules that are installed in your computer, leaving enough RAM for the computer to start and run Windows. Restart the computer, and then run Setup again.

For additional information about Windows XP RAM requirements, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314865 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314865/EN-US/) System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems If the issue is not resolved, remove a different memory module. To identify the specific memory module that is not working correctly, you may have to restart your computer more than one time.

For information about how to add and remove RAM to the computer, contact the manufacturer of the computer, or view the documentation that is included with your computer.
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My advice, if you need some of the data on that hard drive, you need to hook the drive up to another computer and backup what you need.

Or buy another hard drive, install windows on the new drive. Now slave the old and backup the data.

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