error installing windows

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Windows XP, SP1, 700 MHz AMD T-bird K6-2 processor.

Scenario #1: Installing windows on a freshly installed/formatted hard drive, error: acpi.sys file corrupted, installation program exits.

Scenario #2: Used a win 98 boot in the floppy, ntfs.sys corrupted.

I figure I need to convert to NTFS from FAT, but the drive wont let me. The software that came with the drive tells me Int 13 IO to drive 80: no response.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Thank you in advance,

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Where did you get the installation CD for scenario #1? If it's an original OEM or retail version, it's sounds like it's dirty. If someone copied it, then you can't use it at all.

Windows installation CDs give you a chance to format the drive to NTFS during the install. If you want to convert it first, the Ultimate Boot CD might have something on it. It's a free download.
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It's a certified MS windows XP CD, in the folder with key code. I will look into the ultimate boot CD, do you have a link for it by chance?

Thank you in advance,

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http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html
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I don't think your problem is the CD.

Scroll down and read the replies by Billy in this post
http://www.examnotes.net/archive75-2002-10-45693.html

I think that's probably closer to what's happening.

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Check your BIOS date (and manufacturer's site) to see if it supports ACPI.
You may have to update your BIOS or force APM mode. During setup you will
see a prompt to Press F6 for third party driver support. Press F7 and select
the basic computer mode (forces APM mode).

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