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  1. twizzie

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    One day few weeks back I turned on my home built comp. and It stated that there was a file missing. And this wasn't the first time I got this error. But I knew what to do, format and re-install windows. (kept a back up hard drive for all my files since this happens every 3- 4 months) But this time, when I try to install it, the setup procedure stated that there was a file that I couldn't install, actually there were several. It gave me an option to either retry or skip this file which could result in a malfunctioning os. I had no option but to skip it. And when it was done, it rebooted and a blue error screen message came up. I have re-formatted and re-installed at least 4 to 5 times, the hard drive is not the problem and neither is the disc. I have a dell laptop, and I used the os disc that came with it, the same error came up. I even changed the cd-drive from which it was reading the cd from, but no luck or results, techguy please help :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
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    Faulty memory will cause missing file errors and errors during the installation that files cannot be copied. Test the memory by running several passes of Memtest86+ to rule it out as the cause: http://www.memtest.org/
     
  3. twizzie

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    Nope, wasn't the memory, I fixed the computer, I;m actually typing on it right now, and downloading all the drivers and stuff
     
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    Glad you fixed it, what was it? It may help others to know what it was.
     
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    I'm not sure, it was repetition if anything, I must of formatted and tried to install windows at least half a dozen times, but I gave it to my dad and he did the same thing and it worked the first time.
     
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    Odd, maybe it was something connected to the computer at your place.
     
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