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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by engol, Apr 13, 2008.

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  1. engol

    engol Thread Starter

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    hi.

    i just formatted my computer, and now i want to install my windows, but when im installing it, installation dosnt copy all files... "setup canot copy the file: comctl32.dll"
    and after installation i get a message "winlogon.exe unable to locate component"
    and nothing happens after.

    can someone help me, im a beginner and i dont know what to do :(
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Welcome!

    Are you reinstalling from an XP CD or from a recovery HDD partition?

    If from a CD, ensure that the CD is clean.
    One common reason for not finding files in a reinstall is faulty computer RAM.
     
  3. engol

    engol Thread Starter

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    im reinstalling it from CD... and yes, my CD has few scraches.
    what can i do to finnish my installation.

    i habe also got another windows xp on a usb stick and i wonder if i can install windows from a usb stick...
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Why are you reinstalling? What problems? As mentioned, RAM may be the problem and you won't be able to install.

    MemScope (Floppy and CD images.)
    Microsoft Memory Test (floppy or CD ISO image)
    Memtest86
     
  5. engol

    engol Thread Starter

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    i reinstalled because my pc was slow...

    and how can i use those programs if i cant even go to my desktop or do anything...

    ohh and now i have another problem.. it looks like it installed, but without few files that are missing and now i get "Interface Failiure"
     
  6. Elvandil

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    Use the computer you are on now to make the test CD or floppy and boot with it.
     
  7. johnsonwk2

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    Probably just a bad CD, find someone with a replacement. You may be able to just use the one you have and go do a repair.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    Yes, if the CD is scratched, that may be the problem.
     
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