erinch Posted July 24, 2008 Share Posted July 24, 2008 I am attempting to reformat my son's laptop, and have one big screwed up mess.the situation: I successfully used my copy of WinXP Pro slipstreamed with SP 3 to reformat a new Dell XPS laptop back down to XP. Went seamlessly and quickly. Since I slipstreamed in SATA drivers for that install, I started from scratch in NLITE, reslipstreamed the service pack, burned the ISO to CD, and began the reformat. The first time through, I got a ramdisk.sys error, so I deleted that from the nlite install and started over again.Upon that install, and 4 subsequent ones, when it gets to the install part, there are several hundred files which is says "system cannot copy."I finally did a completely vanilla nlite slipstream, with no tweaks whatsover, and it still threw up over 200 errors.I persisted to the end of the install, but it won't get me even as far as installing the ethernet controller, because it says windows installer service cannot be accessed.I tried re-registering windows installer, tried the 4.5 hotpatch, and tried removing and replacing installer files, none of which worked. So I tried using my original winxp disk to do a repair, which of course it would not do. So I am attempting to do a reformat with that disk, and then manually apply all the upgrades. It gets part way through, then throws up a stop error at 0x0000007e, [co/sus. adress F786BOBFThis is a Dell Latitude 820. It will still limp into the windows install currently on it, (the NLITE one which is faulty) so I updated the BIOS to A09, which didn't help.One other clue seems to be that the dvd-rw drive only detests the install cds, either one of them, about half the time, so I don't know if it's a faulty drive. Would it work to put the nlite ISO on a flash key? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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