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27-Oct-2003, 12:00 PM #1
Error message loading on XP Pro set up
I am doing a clean install of XP Pro on a Dell Dimension 8200 PC. The drive has been formatted and I am using the XP Pro setup disk. About halfway through setup I get an error message that says " cannot be loaded. error message 4111."

The setup disks were downloaded from Microsoft. I've tried booting from the XP CD (OEM version), but can't seem to get it to work. I have changed my boot sequence to boot from CD, but no go, so back to using the setup disks.

I have searched the net for days and have found nothing. Anyone here know anything about this? Also, should I be using a XP bootdisk instead of the startup disks?

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01-Nov-2003, 10:43 AM #2

Does your bios recognize your CD-ROM?

I am assuming it is set as slave, should be listed in first setup (bios)screen.

Is this the Boot Disk you are using?
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01-Nov-2003, 11:39 AM #3

Thanks for your response. Yes to both.

I did finally get it to boot and install from the XP CD. The boot sequence was set up correctly in BIOS, but I hadn't realized that it would look to my DVD-ROM drive (as Primary Slave) instead of the CD-ROM drive, which it what it was doing. Placing the XP CD in the DVD-ROM drive was all it took and it booted right up.

I knew it would turn out to be something amazingly simple -- always does when you are pulling your hair out, but really this was so obvious I couldn't believe it. I felt like such a moron...but isn't that the Microsoft way?

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