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Windows XP Pro reinstall problems....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by egg64, Jul 10, 2007.

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  1. egg64

    egg64 Thread Starter

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    Sup,


    Through some trial and error and some advice from friends, I'm reinstalling XP Pro. I know it has Service Pack 2 on it, but the installation has prompted that its missing files, and after trying to ignore the missing files and install, I get a hang on trying to restart Windows. I'm gonna start over again and my friends have told me to get my hands on the 6 floppy bootdisks to help out, I've seen my friend do it on his computer and he doesnt get the missing files prompt and the installation goes smoothly. The problem with getting that on my computer is that my computer DOES NOT have a floppy drive. Where can I find an ISO or disk image that would do the same as the 6 floppies?
     
  2. Old Rich

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    Did you disconnect all external peripherals except the monitor, keyboard and mouse, and be sure those are not USB, or wireless. Any internal USB card should also be removed.

    The most common reasons for missing files is:

    1. Dirty or scratched CD
    2. Memory errors
     
  3. egg64

    egg64 Thread Starter

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    The XP CD I've had just in case I'd have to reinstall and its still brand new, so I guess it would have to be the other things. Never knew about the other peripherals though....I'll give this a try.
     
  4. Rich-M

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    The cd drive weakening and a weak hard drive can also cause the same things.
     
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