> I have a well-running, heavily customized and configured Win XP home.
> But I am planning on changing motherboards and want to perform a repair
> install in order to change the configuration to the new motherboard.
> Because how heavily configured it is, I don't want to start from scratch
> with a full install. I've used the repair install on other pc's and it
> does the job. But my home version is not permitting the repair install.
> Part way through the process the install stops and gives the following
> error messages. I need some help to find a way around this fatal error.
> (I have a fully licensed copy of XP home, with the original disks. It
> was previously authenticated and registered by me. It is completely
> legal, depsite this inscrutable message when the install stops:
> Setup failed to remove product catalog IEEXCEP.CAT
> Setup failed to remove product catalog SP1.CAT
> The signature for Windows XP Home Edition Upgrade is invalid.
> The error code is fffffdd9
> The system cannot find message text for number 0xfffffdd9
> in the message file for syssetup.dll
> Fatal Error:
> Setup failed to install the product catalogs. This is a fatal
> This is dual boot system, Win 98 and XP with XP on drive D: I have
> tried various ways around this error, doing the repair install by
> beginning in Win98; booting from the Win XP Home CD; running winnt.exe
> after booting first to DOS. Nothing works, I keep hitting this error.
> Can someone help, please?
> Dennis Roark
> Starting Points: