Kbdus.dll Error Details
When starting a computer by using a Microsoft Windows XP CD, the following error message appears:
Setup cannot load the keyboard layout file Kbdus.dll.
Setup cannot continue. Shut down or restart your computer.
This problem occurs if no drive letters are available to assign to the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. This problem may occur if the computer has more than 24 partitions.
The Mount Manager component in the Windows Setup program assigns drive letters to all available hard disk drive partitions before a drive letter is assigned to the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. If all available drive letters are assigned to the hard disk drive partitions that exist, no drive letter is available for the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive.
If no drive letter is available for the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, the Setup program cannot access the CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive. Therefore, the Setup operation cannot continue.
|This problem may also occur if the partition table on the hard disk drive has become damaged.|
Power off one or more of your physical hard disks-preferably, hard disks that do not contain software fault-tolerant sets (mirrors, volume sets, or stripe sets) before you start from the Windows CD-ROM. This enables the CD-ROM drive to be assigned a drive letter so it can be used during Setup.
Disconnect Drives that Are Not Required and Restart XP Setup
Perform the following workaround:
Restart the Windows XP Setup program.
Article ID: SLN276240
Last Date Modified: 11/16/2015 04:10 AM