unable to complete setup error code 4096

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December 30, 2009 at 08:43:48
Specs: Windows XP
I am trying to reboot an old laptop that needed a new harddrive. I do not have the XP CD anymore but do have the six boot disks but when I get to #3 i get the message 'SETUPREG.HIV could not be loaded. Error code is 4096.
Can anyone help please,

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#1
December 30, 2009 at 08:48:54
If I am not mistaken those six floppies are meant to repair an already installed system. You can't install XP with them.

If you never made any restore disks then contact the manufacturer of the laptop to see if restore disks are available.


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#2
December 30, 2009 at 08:57:31
Thanks for the prompt reply. The disks were downloaded from MSoft as 'Windows XP Professional Utility: Setup Disks for Floppy Boot Install' there is no mention of repairing the system. Any more advice would be appreciated.

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#3
December 30, 2009 at 09:00:46
You`ll need XP CD to install / repair XP....those floppy disks are only an alternative in case if your BIOS doesn`t support booting from CD-ROM...as I said, get an XP CD and do the thing.....

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#4
December 30, 2009 at 09:19:51

This gives some insight ---
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310...
How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
That is for if XP CD is non-bootable.

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#5
December 30, 2009 at 09:51:59
Here is another tutorial how to create Windows XP Bootable CD:

http://www.howtohaven.com/system/cr...

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#6
December 30, 2009 at 16:42:21
The gist of it is that those disks don't contain the full WinXP system files.

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