XP and EULA

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by UniSol, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Last night I formatted my computer to gain all my lost space, I backedup some files on my networked computer and made an XP boot disc. When I come back to reinstalling XP it runs the setup and after a while comes up with this error "Missing End User Liecense Agreement (EULA), setup will not continue" or something like that...:mad:

    What is going on I used the same copy on my other computer the night before?
    Maybe I need the EULA on floppy cus it cranks the floppy drive just before the error.

    Any help would be great.

    Thanks:rolleyes:
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    I ran into that once. Don't know the cause. Are you booting to the CD? If not, try that (booting from the CD). That's what i had to do to get it to take. You might try what you're suggesting - copying the eula.txt file (from the i386 directory) onto your boot disk. Hope that helps.
     
  3. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

    I have had this on several occasions with friends systems.
    The cure is simple. Once you have formatted just do
    fdisk /mbr from a floppy :p

    K
     
  4. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    So its should look like this in DOS Prompt

    A:\>fdisk /mbr

    What does that do?

    OK thanks, I will try it when I get home from work and let u guys know.

    Please keep the soloutions comming...
     
  5. Kylie

    Kylie Guest

    It basically kicks the Master Boot record into touch, which holds info that you have began an installation at some point. Some glitch in xp makes it look for the UELA at this point even if you hadnt reached that part of setup initially - Havent a clue why, it just does :)

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  6. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Thanks again!:D
     
  7. UniSol

    UniSol I'm all ears

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    Got it fixed

    Format, DOS, WindowsXP CD :\I386\winnt.exe

    That installes the files on to your HD and fixed :)

    fdisk /mbr didnt work :(