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

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by Kls, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Kls

    Kls Guest


    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, Sep 22, 2004
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  2. Kls

    Kls Guest

    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, Sep 22, 2004
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  3. Kls

    Kls Guest


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

    Kls, Sep 23, 2004
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