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Solved: trouble reinstalling Operating system?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by keerbear412, Nov 8, 2007.

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  1. keerbear412

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    hello, i have a new hard drive and i am trying to reinstall my operating system and it stops half way and tells me that setup cannot continue?? i have tried windows 98, xp, xp pro and vista? (all of which i legally own and have keys for) does anyone have any ideas? i appreciate any suggestions??? thanks...:rolleyes:
     
  2. zabusant

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    I think you need some SATA drivers or something.
     
  3. keerbear412

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    would i need sata drivers if my hdd is ide?
     
  4. Old Rich

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    Nope . . Are you deleteing the existing partitions and setting up new ones? . .
     
  5. keerbear412

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    yes, i have deleted the partitions, and start raw?
     
  6. keerbear412

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    The only thing i can get to install is ubuntu?
     
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    while attempting to install windows xp pro i receive this error:
    "An error has been encountered that prevents setup from continuing. One of the components that windows needs to continue setup could not be installed. Data error (cyclic redundancy check)". i am going to the sites that you posted right now....
     
  9. keerbear412

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    Okay, i think i figured this one out... (i think)... i ran the program "cdcheck" and it was missing some things, and seems to have fixed my problem, or it could be that my hard drive was bad, because i did replace it, so it one or the other, either way i was able to install xp on my hard drive. so it was either the cd or the hard drive was bad.... Thanks for all of your help!!!!
     
  10. Old Rich

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    Well done! !
     
  11. emp813

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    hey dude. u forgot to mark this as solved. be helpful man.
     
  12. dogged

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    lol also slave that 2nd drive and see if it still works and if so then you know for sure that it was the cd plus you will have more storage space hehe. and yeah please mark this post as solved.
     
  13. keerbear412

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    Ooops, i though i had marked it, sorry!!
     
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