Error on setup: $WIN_NT$.~BT\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded


K

Kls

Hello,

1. Got an HP, hit by virus.Removed drive and scanned on a
clean machine. (Viruses removed - several)

2. Recovery partition must be damaged, tried to hit F10 for
recovery setup - no go. (No recovery or XP cd)
3. Installed new drive and old HP drive as slave. Formatted new drive
as FAT32 so by boot cd could see it. (Smartdrv Loaded)

4. Changed to slave drive and ran winnt out of the i386 directory.

Everything goes as well until I reboot and get this:


File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded.

The error code is 14

Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit


It now cycles through this.

Any ideas?

Kls
 
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K

Kls

Hello,

1. Got an HP, hit by virus.Removed drive and scanned on a
clean machine. (Viruses removed - several)

2. Recovery partition must be damaged, tried to hit F10 for
recovery setup - no go. (No recovery or XP cd)
3. Installed new drive and old HP drive as slave. Formatted new drive
as FAT32 so by boot cd could see it. (Smartdrv Loaded)

4. Changed to slave drive and ran winnt out of the i386 directory.

Everything goes as well until I reboot and get this:


File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\biosinfo.inf could not be loaded.

The error code is 14

Setup cannot continue. Press any key to exit


It now cycles through this.

Any ideas?

Kls

I think I may have a clue.
Looking through the directory structure the file is actually in
"C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\i386" not "\$WIN_NT$.~BT\"
Not sure how to point setup to it
anyone else?

Kls
 
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K

Kls

I think I may have a clue.
Looking through the directory structure the file is actually in
"C:\$WIN_NT$.~BT\i386" not "\$WIN_NT$.~BT\"
Not sure how to point setup to it
anyone else?

Kls

FYI

I modified the boot.ini file to point to the correct directory.
Setup turned out to be the HP Recovery program, anyway
it worked.

later
 

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