Windows® XP Error Codes
The three most common errors that Windows® XP users face.
Though many new and more advanced versions of Windows® have been released by Microsoft® over the past few years, yet Windows® XP still has a lot of followers. Errors occur on Windows® XP due to many reasons, some of which might also be a part of a larger problem. If you are facing continuous errors with Windows® XP, which refuse to go away, you can try uninstalling and then reinstalling the operating system. However, there are some errors that can be resolved by following some simple steps and without any outside technical assistance.
Here are the three most common errors that the Windows® XP users face:
- “Invalid Boot.ini” or “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WindowsSystem32Hal.dll”
- “Folder is not accessible. Access is denied”
- Issues with CD/DVD Burning Software
“Invalid Boot.ini” or “Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: WindowsSystem32Hal.dll”
If you have recently changed the operating system to Windows® XP, once you restart your computer you may receive either one or both of these error messages. The causes of these errors include missing or damaged ‘Boot.ini’ file, or one that contains incorrect entries. This problem can be easily resolved by starting your computer from the Windows® XP CD, and then initiating the ‘Recovery Console’. After that you can rebuild the ‘Boot.ini’ file using the Bootcfg.exe tool.
“Folder is not accessible. Access is denied”
Sometimes, some folders don’t open and the system keeps flashing this error message. This error occurs when the folder was created on a previously installed version of Windows®, after which Windows® XP was installed. Moreover, the error will persist even if you have used your valid username and password. The reason for this is that the earlier Windows® version made use of a different security ID. Therefore, though your username and password might be correct, the new security system is not able to identify them. To resolve this issue, you will have to switch off ‘Simple File Sharing’ which you will locate in the ‘Tools’ menu in ‘My Computer’. Then, you will have to transfer the ownership of the folder to yourself by clicking on the ‘Owners’ tab, which you will find when you right-click on the folder and go to ‘Properties’.
After you have installed Windows® XP on your computer system and you try to run a CD or DVD burning software, you may see error messages. For example, for Roxio® software, you may get the error message, “A driver is installed that causes stability problems with your system. This driver will be disabled, please contact the driver manufacturer for an update that is compatible with this version of Windows. To run the program, click Continue. For more information, click Details.” Moreover, you will keep receiving new error messages if you click on any of the tabs. This happens because the software are not compatible with the Windows® XP operating system. You can easily resolve this issue by simply getting a compatible version of the software.