Trying to install xp on a cleaned disk, getting error loadin

February 11, 2012 at 12:25:02
Specs: Windows xp, amd 206g
used kill disk (free) to scrub my drive, yeah it was probably overkill but those darn rootkits really ticked me off. Anyway, kill disk did its job, now I am trying to reinstall XP. However when I slide the disk in I get "error loading operating system".

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#1
February 11, 2012 at 12:48:31
Go into BIOS and change boot order to CD Drive as first device...

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#2
February 11, 2012 at 13:22:19
did you boot from the kill disk cd?

larry


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#3
February 11, 2012 at 14:31:59
by a killed disk, getting error loading OS is not a bad message at all.

Wondering if you tried booting with the CD (By changing the boot options in BIOS as already suggested by above geeks).

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#4
February 11, 2012 at 19:19:59
Yes changed the boot order, disk drive turns then the black screen with irq information comes up. At the bottom it shows booting from cd, then the error loading operating system comes up and it will not go further. Do I need an iso disk or fdisk?
Mis-spoke the page is the one that has the PCI listings and at the bottom left it shows booting from cd then eventually it shows the "error loading operating system"

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#5
February 12, 2012 at 03:36:55
Is this a genuine install disk, or a burned copy?

If it's a burned copy, you may have failed to make the disk bootable. Try the disk in another computer to see if it'll boot.

If it's a genuine disk, try washing the disk with warm soapy water. Dry thoroughly before using. The XP install disk seems to be quite fussy about dirt and smudges (I never encountered this with Win98).

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#6
February 12, 2012 at 07:32:17
XP doesn't support SATA HDDs without the drivers being loaded. Those drivers are NOT on the CD. So if you're trying to install XP to a SATA drive, you're going to have to do some prep work work 1st.

http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...

And yes, Killdisk was overkill & a completely unnecessary step.


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#7
February 12, 2012 at 13:40:03
OK, I installed an old hard drive, it would not load either nor would it allow me to the xp disk, do not know if that is relevant. DO not see a compatibility mode in the bios , when i get into "integrated peripherals I see
-i/o device config
-ide device config
--on chip ide chan10
--on chip chan 11
--ide dma trans access
--sata1/sata2
--sata3/sata4
all device config items are enabled

in sata devices config there are sevral entries, all are greyed out except "raid enable" non are enabled.

I do not know if it is important but the system had this hard drive installed previosuly with XP,

-onchip ide chac 11
-and don not have another machine with xp


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#8
February 13, 2012 at 15:02:32
seems like the disk is not good. Can you make another copy and see? By making copy i mean if you have the ISO burn another copy.

When you say it says booting from CD means CD's boot sector is being called, then it has to call setupldr.bin which is responsible to load up the boot files (Like ntldr in normal boot). The problem is coming before this file. The msg you mentioned is part of the CD boot sector.

1. The Cd is bootable that's why you can see it saying "booting from CD'
2. The Cd is not able to call setupldr.bin otherwise you would be seeing the setup loading files screen.
Means the problem is in between these 2 steps.
Buring a new cd or booting from a minixp thing and then calling \i386\winnt32.exe will do the job.

IF above all faies, get a window s7 disk (Can download trial one from MS website) boot from it. On the setup screen choose repair and then choose command prompt. Now remove the windows 7 disk and insert the windows xp one. from the command prompt switch to CD drive (Usually D but can be anything) and then type this

i386\winnt32.exe {Enter}. It will launch the windows setup screen, proceed like you normally do.


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#9
February 13, 2012 at 20:14:04
Go to the drive manufacturers website and download their disk tools.

Use these tools to do a low-level format.

Once this is done, try installing Windows again.

Let us know the outcome.

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.


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#10
February 19, 2012 at 20:36:57
tried both remedies posted by sci-guy and subhash chandra to no avail. Still getting the error loading operating system. I did put an old drive in and it would not boot either. I do not know what i did

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