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Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Ztrl » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:53 am

This is by far the strangest thing I have ever seen Windows do...

My room mate rebooted his system after a Windows 7 update and it would not boot and gave the error msg "XYVAV is missing please insert proper boot device and reboot". I have no idea what that was and am still unclear even after Google research. Anyways, I cannot access the F8 menu to get to the recovery console because every time I boot without a bootable flash drive inserted I get that error msg and it will not boot to the bootable Windows 7 flash drive that I made. So then I decided to use my live image of Ubuntu on my flash drive to burn an ISO that I made of my Windows XP install disc a few years ago. Burned fine and all that, and when I rebooted and pressed any key to boot from CD this happened:

http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9529/img0691i.jpg
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1493/img0692mg.jpg
http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/7126/img0693vb.jpg
http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/3425/img0694g.jpg
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/8971/img0695q.jpg


Any thoughts?
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Re: Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:56 am

Those images are too small to read.
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Re: Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Ztrl » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:57 am

They're links to bigger ones...
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Re: Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:13 am

Ztrl wrote:They're links to bigger ones...


I get a tiny little image that is not clickable, unlike thumbnails which expand to a large image when you click them.
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Re: Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Ztrl » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:17 am

Changed them to links
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Re: Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:48 am

Yeah I can read those links. You may have a boot sector virus. Do you have a Windows 7 DVD and can you boot to that? If so then try a startup repair from the Windows 7 DVD

The other possibility is that your XP CD is corrupt or at least the microsoftcorporation.img ( a tiny 2kb file) that tells your system the CD or DVD disc you insert is bootable, is corrupt. You should be able to download a good one from http://unattended.msfn.org/ but you'll have to unpack your XP iso image or disc to be able to replace it and you'll need isobuster to be able to see the microsoftcorporation.img file.

I'd say first try a startup repair.
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Re: Windows XP Install from CD Error

Postby Ztrl » Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:52 am

I do not have a blank DVD or a DVD burner.

I have used this image before with no problems at all. If I have the WD external HD plugged into a USB slot it gives me a different error, Cannot boot to CD - Error 4.
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