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Fatal Error during installation of Windows XP

By JCC789
Oct 18, 2009
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  1. I have a Sony Vaio PCV-rz30cg computer that hadn't been used for some time and decided to put it back into use. I couldn't get Windows to load, and since I had no data on the computer that I needed to recover, I reformated the hard drives to reinstall Windows XP. I couldn't find my original disks, so I bought a new XP disk. When I did the install, I got an error that says that no signature is present, the data is invalid, and has the error code 800b0100.

    Advice?
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Reformat...
    Upon booting with the windows disk and going through those early steps, delete the partition, then start over by installing a new partition.
    Then format the drive.
    Once formatted, the rest of the install will take care of itself.
    But spend some time to search for and download all the drivers, unless you have a complete set of the drivers for that model.
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