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Old 09-05-2004, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few days ago, my dad's computer wouldn't boot up saying a file in the system32 folder or something is corrupted or missing. So we switched it with a new hard drive to reinstall the OS(Windows XP), but it won't even start booting up, it just stays a blank screen after the system information shows up. What could this be?
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maybe you put the power molex backwards
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maybe you put the power molex backwards
Does your hardrive light stay on.

maybe there isn't a jumper on the master
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Nope, neither of them.
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you want to install XP right? just set your BIOS to boot from CD and insert the XP disc
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Nope, neither of them.
What does your bios say
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BIO is still the same, I'm not sure, but when I connected the old hard drive it worked, I'm not sure what the heck's going on... But I was wondering what happened for the file to go missing or corrupted.
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There seems to have been a mistake with ACPI in BIOS, can someone tell me what the standard setting for it is?
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just disable it, more hassle then what its worth if you ask me. what WAS the exact corrupt/missing dll file?
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I know that ACPI has to do with controlling the power, but what exactly does it do? For the missing file, I believe it had something to do with registry, some like the ROC file or something, I forgot to write it down.
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