Windows XP error messages

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last known configuration setting does not work, so i decided to reformat windows..first part of installation is ok, but after rebooting this is the error msg,"windows could not start because of a computer disk hardware configuration problem. Could not read from the selected boot disk. Check boot path and disk hardware. Please check the windows documentation about hardware disk configuration and your hardware reference manuals for additional information"..

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Hello Marcantony,

I would start to verify that operating system disk. It might be failing anytime sooner than you may expect.

Try to delete all partitions (if more than one), and once you star the windows XP configuration, select Full Format (not the quick one).

Let the rest of the installation process end.

Please post back your findings.

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  • Tchin
    The boot.ini file maybe corrupt and you may need to rebuild it. To resolve this issue: 1. Start the computer by using your Windows XP CD-ROM. Press any key to boot from the CD. 2. After the setup files are finished loading press R to repair using Recovery Console. 3. When you are in the recovery console, select the installation to log on to (usually number 1), and then press ENTER. 4. Login to the Administrator account by typing the password for this account, and then press ENTER. 5. At the recovery console command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER: For Uni-Processor systems: expand cd-rom:i386ntoskrnl.ex_ drive:Windowssystem32 For Multi-Processor systems: expand cd-rom:i386ntkrnlmp.ex_ drive:Windowssystem32ntoskrnl.exe Cd-rom is the drive letter of your CD-ROM drive, and drive is the drive letter of the hard disk on which windows is installed. 6. If you receive a prompt to overwrite the file, press Y. 7. Type exit, and press ENTER at the command prompt.
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  • Crazy4tek
    1. check system BIOS for IDE settings. Most likely the cause of error is mismatch in IDE type. If you are using SATA drive make sure your BIOS has it enabled. Then try to re-install OS .. 2. Check with the OEM for HDD for post BIOS diagnostic..your disk might have some bad sectors.
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