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I recently had trouble where i could not boot my computer...i tried everything


Everything on the hard drive that was used to boot from was erased (or something like that).....im thinking it was a virus (right?)


So i completely formatted the drive and i try to install windows and i get a Atapi.sys is corrupted error within 3 minutes of starting the XP installation


This is all after the disk has been formatted, so how can the file be corrupted? I thought it might have been the XP disk, but i tried 2 different disks and the same thing happened both times...


How do i restore this file? Where is it even being saved after the format?

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That might help.


that looks like it could have been my problem although my hard drive wasnt over 137 GB


how do they expect you to download a service pack if your computer doesnt even boot?



Ask a friend to download it and burn it for you.


The drive is formatted


i would need a copy of windows xp with service pack 2

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