When you use the Winnt32.exe program to reinstall Microsoft Windows XP on a computer that has both Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista installed, you receive the following error message:
Disk read error has occurred.
Additionally, the computer stops responding (hangs).Note
This problem occurs in this situation when any version of Windows Vista is installed.
This problem occurs if you select the boot legacy operating system
and launch setup
options when you run the Winnt32.exe program.
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods.
Use the Windows XP CD-ROM to reinstall Windows XP.
If you use the Winnt32.exe program to reinstall Windows XP, make sure that you select the launch setup
option and not the boot legacy operating system
These options appear when you restart the computer after you run the Winnt32.exe program.