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Nvrd32.sys error when installing Windows XP

By Wickedomega
Sep 4, 2010
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  1. Greetings,

    I am trying to install a fresh copy of windows xp on an old toshiba portege 2000. When i boot up the laptop, it will not boot from the usb cd drive even though I have it set in the bios to boot from the cd drive first. The laptop will then go into Windows Set Up in which i then receive an error that the "nvrd32.sys" file could not be found and it tells me to reboot. I have done some searches to try an fix the problem but what have i found does not fix this error.

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thanx
     
  2. B00kWyrm

    B00kWyrm TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,553   +18

    You might find this thread at the Toshiba forums to be helpful ;)

    http://forums.computers.toshiba-europe.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=23921

    I do not believe it is possible to adjust bios to recognize a USB cd.
    AFAIK that bios setting will only adjust the boot order for INTERNAL devices.
    Thus the "work arounds" suggested in the forum link above.

    Note: the "work around" mentioned requires a second system.
     
  3. Wickedomega

    Wickedomega TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you for the help. Seems it was the disk. I got a different one and it is working now.

    Thanks again.
     


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