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Need to Fdisk/format w/ cd rom for WinXP Pro ERROR CODE 7 When using Recovery Console

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xrayeyes2u, Mar 13, 2005.

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  1. xrayeyes2u

    xrayeyes2u Thread Starter

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    I am trying to do a fdisk & format but I don't have access to a floppy drive (I am fixing a friend's laptop).
    The computer is running on WinXP Pro and only has a CD Rom.
    I have tried to go into Recovery Console as well as Win XP Pro Setup utilizing the Win XP Pro disk - I get the following errors:

    Trying to use Recovery Console the error is:
    File \CMDCONS\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7
    Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

    Trying to use Windows Setup the error is:
    File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. The error code is 7. Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit.

    I have also tried to just do a fresh install using Win XP Cd but it will not finish loading....it goes to Preparing for install then shuts the computer down.

    Any ideas??
    Thanks,
    Georgia
     
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  3. Old Rich

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    Did you disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless? Any internal USB card should also be removed.

    Once you set your BIOS to boot first from cd . . when it restarts you will see a black screen with a prompt "Press any key to boot from CD" . . do that and you will be able to delete partitions and recreate the ones you want and proceed to formating and installing XP

    That message can pass quickly, so have a finger on the keyboard when you boot. This will delete all data on the drive so be sure you have your important data backed up.

    This is a good guide to reinstalling XP . . you might want to print it for reference during the install.

    http://www.socrtwo.info/cleanxpinstall.htm

    You will have to reload drivers (Chipset first) and applications, After the installation, you will need to download and install SP-2, while windows is clean. Prior to connecting to the internet be sure you enable the XP firewall.

    wrs
     
  4. klnaj

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    Try other Window XP cd. This might help to solve the problem
     
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