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Solved: trying too reinstall win xp[wont copy sum files]

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by loudplumber, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. loudplumber

    loudplumber Thread Starter

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    trying to install windows xp pro.. but it formats the drive and when it comes to start installing windows it tell you it cant copy some files,and if you keep skipping them it all, it all start to go down from there. can anyone help
     
  2. nessyguin

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    That's usually a scratched/dirty/faulty instal CD or a problem with the CD drive . Can you swap in a different drive ? That has saved ny bacon a few times !
     
  3. loudplumber

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    yeh tried that diff...drive fresh copy of windows still the same. windows 98 goes in ok,but when you try too upgrade you get the same thing.
     
  4. nessyguin

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    RAM then ? Download memtest iso and burn it as a bootable disk , boot from it and let it do a few passes on your memory . Win98 will use precious little memory to instal whereas XP will need a lot , comparatively speaking .
    How much RAM is in the PC and what configuration i.e. how many sticks of what size/speed ?

    http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
     
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