XP Installation failure

  Dave8128 20:51 01 Dec 05

After installing SP2, the operating system would not load. I've tried booting from installation CD then reinstalling XP, but the installation failed, and now each time I try to the use the CD I get error messages like "File acs.sys caused an unexpected error (18) at line 3514 in d:\xpclient\base\boot\setup\setup.c." or "acpi.sys is corrupt" or "File \i386\halacpi.dll could not be loaded. The error code is 18." What do these mean, I what can I do to install XP? Is the harddrive 'cooked'?

  Skyver 20:53 01 Dec 05

Sounds like your CD drive is failing, or the disc needs a clean.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:25 01 Dec 05

click here scroll down to remove SP2 using recovery consul

  sat481 02:00 02 Dec 05

I built a computer recently and had a very similar problem. This sounds like it could be a problem with a memory module. If you have two then try removing one and see if that helps. If no change then try the other.

Hope this helps


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Hands-on: Acer Predator Triton 700 review

D&AD Awards 2017: see the best design, advertising, illustration, animation and VR of the past year

How to lose weight with an Apple Watch