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XP installation problem with partition

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XP installation problem with partition

I just wanted to do a simple install...clean istall and ocmpleted up to the first reboot. When it came back, instead of opening XP and continuing the install, it gave the following message:
default=signature(E5b41f75) cannot find disk(0) rdistk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS=........

What should I do? I don't know much about computers :-(
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Re: XP installation problem with partition

Hi Rlum
It looks like the windows needs an extra driver to be loaded. it sees the HD in the beginning but after the first reboot the driver it has may not be compatible. What model op HP do you have? If it is not a HP what is the model of your motherboard.

Have a nice day,
HTH, Ronald
The logic of Microsoft: "Press START to shut down the pc"
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Re: XP installation problem with partition

HAL.DLL is Missing

Option 1:

Boot from your CD and follow the directions to start Recovery Console. Then:

Attrib -H -R -S C:\Boot.ini
DEL C:\Boot.ini
BootCfg /Rebuild

Option 2:

Boot from your CD and follow the directions below to start Recovery Console.

Insert the Setup compact disc (CD) and restart the computer. If prompted, select any options required to boot from the CD.
When the text-based part of Setup begins, follow the prompts; choose the repair or recover option by pressing R.

If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot system, choose the installation that you need to access from the Recovery Console.
When prompted, type the Administrator password. (if you didn't create one try pressing enter).

At the system prompt, type Recovery Console commands; type help for a list of commands, or help commandname for help on a specific command.

Most likely you will need to expand the file from the CD. The command would be expand d:\i386\hal.dl_ c:\windows\system32\hal.dll. Substitute d: for the drive letter of your CD. Once you have expanded the file type "exit" to exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer.