Your Windows XP updates automatically?


My Windows XP updates automatically. Windows created a file folder entitled $WIN_NT$.~BT. This folder contains files like acpi.sy_. I think these are the files downloaded from Microsoft that are used to update my Windows XP software.

If I am correct, do I need these files? The updates work and I don't foresee a need to go back to the previous version of the software. These files take up a lot of space, therefore I would like to erase them. But I don't want to corrupt my system by erasing necessary files.


Gordon Heitlnger


This question was answered on March 4, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Error Message: File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\Ntkrnlmp.exe Could Not Be Loaded

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Last Review : November 20, 2003

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When you attempt to upgrade a Dell Poweredge 4300 computer with a MegaRAID SCSI controller to Windows 2000, you may receive the following error message:

File \$WIN_NT$.~BT\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded.

The error code is 1

Setup cannot continue Press any key to exit


The built-in MegaRAID SCSI controller is not compatible with Windows 2000


To work around this issue, use either of the following methods: • Contact the manufacturer for an updated BIOS that resolves this issue

• Disable the MegaRAID SCSI controller and install a Windows 2000-compatible SCSI adapter


This computer has been discontinued.

For related information about the MegaRAID SCSI controller, see the following American Megatrends Web site: Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support This contact information may change without notice Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

"Setup cannot create a temporary folder" error message when you try to upgrade to Windows XP

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Last Review : January 3, 2005

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When you try to upgrade your computer from Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition to Microsoft Windows XP, you may receive the following error message:

Setup cannot create a temporary folder Setup cannot continue


To resolve this issue, use the following methods in the order they are presented If Method 1 does not resolve the issue, perform Method 2.

Method 1: Manually create Setup folders

1 On the desktop, double-click My Computer, and then double-click drive C

2 On the File menu, point to New, and then click Folder

3 Type $win_nt$.~bt to name the folder

4 On the File menu, point to New, and then click Folder

5 Type [email protected] to name the folder

6 Double-click the Windows folder.

Note Click Show Files to display the contents of the Windows folder

7 If there is a Setup folder in the Windows folder, right-click the Setup folder, click Rename, and then type Setup-old to rename the Setup folder

8 On the File menu, point to New, and then click Folder

9 Type Setup to name the folder

10 Try to install Windows XP

Method 2: Copy installation files to your hard disk

1 Insert the Windows XP Setup CD in your CD drive

2 On the Welcome to Microsoft Windows XP screen, under What do you want to do?, click Perform additional tasks

3 Click Browse this CD

4 Right-click I386, and then click Copy

5 On the desktop, double-click My Computer, and then double-click drive C

6 On the Edit menu, click Paste

7 Click Start, and then click Run

8 Use Safe mode to start your computer:a Restart your computer

b As your computer starts, press the F8 key repeatedly to access the Microsoft Windows Startup Menu

c Type 3 to choose Safe mode from the startup options, and then press ENTER

9 When Windows starts, type the following command, and then press ENTER: c:\i386\winnt32.exe /checkupgradeonly

10 After the Microsoft Windows Upgrade Advisor finishes, view the upgrade report and take whatever action is required to address any reported hardware or software compatibility issues See the "References" section for information about compatibility issues

11 Start Windows

12 Click Start, and then click Run

13 In the Open box, type the following command, and then press ENTER: C:\i386\winnt32.exe

14 Click OK, and then follow the steps in the Windows Setup Wizard to upgrade the computer to Windows XP

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Posted by Eramilde of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 4, 2005