I want to re-install Windows XP but I don't have a disk. Where can I download Windows XP and boot it from a USB stick?
location: microsoft.com - date: December 13, 2011
Many thanks to Susan Bradley, whose columns are so useful! Following her most recent column suggestions, I downloaded the above update, saved the rootsupd.exe to my desktop, clicked to open and clicked 'run'. Then, I waited. and waited. but nothing else happened. To see if it had installed, I looked at Add/Remove programs in Control Panel. Nope. Also checked the Windows directory, but it's not in the 'uninstall' list. Has anyone else had problems with this download? Am I missing something very obvious? Thanks in advance for any help/advice.
I saw a MS video in which the Windows chief said that "what we have done, we took all good things from Windows 7 and put them in Windows 8". So there should be Windows Xp mode too in Windows 8. Is that there in Windows 8? Or does Windows 8 run all software which Windows 7+XP Mode runs? Also would it be possible to dual boot Windows 7 with Windows 8? Kindly inform.
Repairing Windows XP system files corrupted by kernel mode root kit
location: microsoft.com - date: January 6, 2010
For the past four days I have been fighting a persistent infection in my OS. I have run a number of anti-virus, anti-malware and utilities to clean the infection. Initially the problem was a massive increase in hardware interrupts consuming over 80-90% of the CPU and causing dithering in media player. I assumed at first that this was a problem with my hardware or drivers. I ran RATT (driver trace app) in the background and
read the log finding that there was extensive activity for a driver referred to as unknown. I figured that this most be some kind of serious malware and started scanning with different apps. I also ran a number of rootkit revealers and small ut
Windows XP will not start because <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll file is corrupt
I get the following error message when starting my windows XP home edition PC. Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll. PLease re-install a copy of the file. How do I do that?
I want to locate, and isolate the 'individual contiguous files' in Windows XP Home Edition. Where and HOW do I find them? I don't want the 'Stock' answer for 'Defragging'. I want to FIND the 'location' for the "INDIVIDUAL" Contiguous Files. I saw a brief description that said to 'Use Windows Explorer Workshop', but I don't know HOW to open this 'Workshop' up. Can someone, please help me? Mytch
My Dell Laptop Inspirion 9300 is was running Windows XP with Service Pack 3. It suddenly stop booting up. I got the error on screen very early in the boot cycle: <windows root>\system32\hal.dll. I called Norton for help - I am using Norton Ghost to back up all files to an external WD 500gb hard drive, but they said it was a problem with the hard drive on the laptop. But I can acces the boot up sequence by starting the laptop with the Windows XP Installation/Recovery CD in the cd drive on the computer. I can get to the C: WINDOWS> command prompt. I have typed in both the fixmbr and fixboot commands and they indicate terrible things may happen if you proceed. Th