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    Question boot error - can anyone help

    i recently downloaded bt final and when i try to boot off it i get:
    ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 isolinux: image checksum error,sorry...

    Boot failed ress a key to retry..

    ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 isolinux: Found something at drive = 00

    and it freezes
    i have not changed the iso since it was downloaded and i am running win xp sp1



    any help would be good
    thanks
    Yoma819

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoma819 View Post
    i recently downloaded bt final and when i try to boot off it i get:
    ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 isolinux: image checksum error,sorry...

    Boot failed ress a key to retry..

    ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 isolinux: Found something at drive = 00

    and it freezes
    i have not changed the iso since it was downloaded and i am running win xp sp1



    any help would be good
    thanks
    Yoma819
    Sounds like a bad ISO. You might want to try downloading it again, without any download managers, and re-writing it.
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    i havent been using a download manager
    and my second attempt was downloaded around a friends house
    so i know its not my internet connection and on top of that i have just tryed it on a friends pc and it works!
    what else do you think it could be?

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    Did you check the backtrack wiki to see if your machine was on the commpatability list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoma819 View Post
    i recently downloaded bt final and when i try to boot off it i get:
    ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 isolinux: image checksum error,sorry...

    Boot failed ress a key to retry..
    There's your problem. The calculated md5 checksum didn't match.

    This may occur if you downloaded the ISO using a download manager vice straight from HTTP. Also, an error could have occured during the burning process. It is advisable to burn the ISO at a slow rate (i.e., 4x).
    "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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    my internet connection is abit dodgy at times where can i find out if my machine is compatible or not
    it is just a standard intel p4!
    thanks
    Yoma

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    hereit is. I also pm it to you in response to yours

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    i have just written another copy at 4x and still the same error message
    any ideas anyone?
    thanks
    --Yoma

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoma819 View Post
    i have just written another copy at 4x and still the same error message
    any ideas anyone?
    thanks
    --Yoma
    Did you recheck the checksum on your original download? If it's wrong, you can burn 1,000 copies and none of them will work.

    Confirm the checksum on your original download. If it's incorrect, re-download.
    "\x74\x68\x65\x70\x72\x65\x7a\x39\x38";

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    yes i think yyou must download again maybe the file is corrupt
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