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    What is this?

    I just installed XP pro in my machine. When I restart only XP pro logo comes and then screen goes black. No welcome menu.

    Istart by safe mode option, then I can see systwm tray with safe mode written on the four corner of the screen. That's it. I can click start menu and everything comes but no background or wallpaper

    What is this?

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    Is your video card compatible with WinXP? Is it on the Hardware Compatibility List, (HCL)? Do you have WinXP compatible drivers loaded or did you rely on your old ones?
    Don\'t SYN us.... We\'ll SYN you.....
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    Well, there was a home edition b4. And it was fine, I could atleast see the welcome screen and do all the stuff. No change in hardware

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    Then I'd consider formatting and starting again, it sounds like the load may be corrupt.
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    Did you mean ...problem on XP CD?

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    Have you tried reinstalling the display driver?

    You may need to remove the old one first (you can do that in safe mode).
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    Now i formatted HD again, and I installed win2k, while installin, i got an error saying callcont.dl_ file cannot be found, however i skip it and install, all good

    still windows hang with starting up win2k logo

    I went to safemode and got that fille from cd , how can I install that?

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    open a command prompt and type

    expand /?

    That will give you the appropriate syntax.

    you will end up typing something like this:-

    expand c:\temp\callcont.dl_ c:\windows\system32\callcont.dll <ENTER>
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    Use extract to uncompress the .dl_ to .dll and place the file in the correct location.

    Ah. Tiger beat me to it. And it's indeed expand, extract is for win9x cab files.
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    Is that command is extracting from cdrom?

    Thanks you so much tigershark.......You really are Tiger

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