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    Windows XP boot disk error

    I'm trying to install windows xp on a computer that can't boot from CD. I'm using some windows xp boot disks, but when it gets to the 2nd disk it says: "file \ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded, setup can not continue. error code 7." It says to press any key to restart the computer.

    Anyone know what's going on?

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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    you are trying to load XP

    so the PC does NOT have XP on it

    yet you are trying to BOOT it with floppy ??

    or am I missing something

    try and ascertain why CD is not working
    can you get to BIOS
    check settingd there
    is it being detected

    then load XP from a CD
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    Well these boot disks are made to install Windows XP on machines that don't support the "boot from cd" option. That's what i'm trying to do. My machine does not support the boot from cd option.

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    Hi kyrios I would suggest you get a Windows98SE 3.5" floppy boot disk and use that to get you to the installer from the CD.

    Also, try going into "setup" on boot................ you may have an option............careful now, that is sometimes called "search for bootable media"............. usually the last one

    Obviously, these are genuine XP CDs and in good condition?.........like clean?



    EDIT: They are from the SAME CD set?........that used to be a real pig if you had several mixed up?

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    They call me the Hunted foxyloxley's Avatar
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    have to ask
    you are saying the boot discs are to load XP ??

    FLOPPY boot discs ??

    just to confirm

    I make boot floppy after an install and store em IN the pc
    but they are just to load the boot files
    and the basic drivers

    or, again, am I missing something
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    Hmmmm...............

    When I say "clean" I forgot that this might be thought of differently by you guys.............

    I mean no greasy finger marks, the two year old hasn't used it as a teething ring, and the dog hasn't urinated on it recently (actually, I think that it is bitches' urine..........like how it leaves those brown patches on your lawn?)

    Like Foxy~ I put the recovery disks inside.............and I Cellotape (Scotch Tape) the Admin password in there as well

    That takes me back to the correct disks?............... if I build an XP recovery disk, it will look for particular hardware?

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    I'm using some windows xp boot disks,
    you have to create the boot discs when the install is complete ......
    each install has unique reference points which are loaded to the boot discs
    and they do NOT load XP, they 'repair' the existing system

    try to get the CD to boot
    post the problems here if required
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    Hi
    A quick question how did you generate the boot disk set?
    Foxey as far as i remember that boot disks allow you to install windows xp.
    I would suggest that you regenerate the disks using the cd. I forget where the program is on the CD but i will look tonight if noone else posts it. In windows XP you should have i think a four disk set. Dont forget to keep the cd in the drive when you are using the disks sometimes it helps for reason i never figured out.
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