I am in deep trouble.
1---- I slipstreamed Windows XP SP3 OS onto a SP2 OS. I used a utility called NLITE to slipstream, create and burn a new CD. I removed a lot of "unnecessary" XP stuff from this installation. The process went well.
When I installed the OS, it seems that during the building of my CD, I removed too many vital components from Win XP. It install was too sparse with a lot of important stuff gone. No worries, right? Just use a different, reliable CD and re-format & reinstall windows XP again, right?
NOT SO. As I reformatted and reinstall Win XP, The next perfectly normal, regular, XP SP3 CD I used, popped up with "windows cannot find
nlite.inf----nhelper--- syssbk.dll---syssbck.inf." All individually. (maybe this CD came from NLITE also)-I am not sure--If it did, It would not be as lite as the trouble maker CD is.
2----Anyways, skipped these 4 files and I continued with the install anyway with this perfectly fine CD.
Trouble is, now this perfectly good installation CD installed, AGAIN, an OS only with components missing, Services not enabled,etc, Just like the 1st disk I just spoke of. Now, how could that happen? I do not know why that happened and it makes me afraid to stick another CD in.
3----SO--I used "Active@KillDisk to wipe the HD.
So my QUESTION IS: What do I have to do to get WinXP installed properly on this computer?? This computer that is less than a year old. What have I done this time, gentlemen?
BTW, the PC boots up into CD perfectly. What has been done, by that 1st disk I inserted?
Thank you all in advance,