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Installing XP Blues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by smunday, Jan 28, 2003.

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  1. smunday

    smunday Thread Starter

    Oct 24, 2002
    I formated my HD drive and found that I couldn't run XP from my CD-Rom. For some reason my CD-Rom wouldn't run with the XP in it, thats without any OS (I did make it so I booted from CD on start up)

    I reinstalled Win98 so I had some sort of OS and tryed to install XP right over the new 98 install.

    Problem: I got an exception when I clicked on the 'Install XP' from the splash page that comes up when put in the XP CD. It says:
    WINNT32 caused an exception in (didn't get the numbers) in KERNEL32.DLL.

    Does anyone know how I can get passed this so I can install XP??

    Thanks once again.
  2. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

    Jan 2, 2001
    Here is a MSKB article that addresses the problem of installing xp over 9x.
    If you are unable to install from the cd you can either download and use the six setup disks for xp, or copy the i386 folder from the cd to your hd and run setup from there.
    Note: if you run setup from your hd via a win9x boot disk you will need to copy smartdrv.exe to a floppy and run smartdrv prior to running setup. If you do not, it will take hours to install.
    I gather from your post that you are unable to boot from the cd. These are two options for installing xp, hope that helps.
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