My other PC's HD is corrupted, and I want to reinstall XP Home from the CD-Rom. I tried doing a repair but in the process Windows requested an Acronis file: timntr_2k.sys I did a search on this PC which also has Acronis but could not find the file. Without this file the repair cannot proceed.
My only alternative is to format the HD and do a new install from the XP Home CD. If I start the problematc PC via the MS-Dos Boot Disk what are the commands at the A/: prompt to do this.
According to Acronis the file should be in WINDOWS\system32\drivers. click here
This Microsoft MVP says: 'Generally, unless something is going wrong with the setup, the only files it would ask for are from third-party applications. The Acronis files, and sometimes modem drivers or video drivers, are examples.
If you can skip loading these files, you should do so. Just ignore those files during setup and re-install any non-working drivers or applications afterward.' click here
I tried again this morning using the XP Home CD to do a setup as opposed to a repair. After about 5 minutes had a fatal error message "Failed to install the product catalogues" and another one saying "error trying to set system security".
I then reloaded the CD to do a repair instead, but but OPS did not show!
Looks as if I will have to format the HD, then reinstall XP from scratch. I can then load my system backups from the external HD. Problem is how to format the HD as it is NTFS and cannot load XP in safe mode to do so ?????