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XP Installation

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by help steve, Sep 9, 2003.

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  1. help steve

    help steve Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Have built a new pc. Tried to install XP direct from boot but no luck. Win 2000 will install from boot. My XP disc appears to be ok and will show itself if i put it in another pc. So I then downloaded the XP boot discs from Microsoft and copied to 6 floppies. When booting, on floppy 3 I get pcmcia.sys is corrupt. So i did it all again. Same story. ditto. ditto.

    What am i doing wrong.

    What do I do ? Would there be any detrimental effects if i install win 2000 then upgrade to xp - or is a fresh xp install best. Thankyou
     
  2. Squashman

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    Clean install is aways best. What is happening when you try to boot from the XP disk. Have you tried putting the disk in another machine to see if it will boot from the cd.
     
  3. plejon

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    PCMCIA are those credit-card sized cards you insert into a notebook. If you're using a desktop, or a notebook without such a card, it is probably safe to ignore that the PCMCIA file is corrupt.

    Try to Ignore/Skip the corrupt file and continue the XP installation
     
  4. help steve

    help steve Thread Starter

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    haven't got another machine to try to boot from but seems ok if i use it to start upgrade ! Also you connot skip pcmcia file it is "press any key to reboot"
     
  5. help steve

    help steve Thread Starter

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    nothing happens - it says failed to find suitable CD boot file on CD when i try to boot from XP CD
     
  6. crjdriver

    crjdriver Moderator

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    Is this a copied cd, or is it an orginal ms cd? If it is a real ms cd, just call ms and they will send you a replacement.
     
  7. plejon

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    Send me a private message with your e-mail address. I'll send you a non-corrupt version of the pcmcia file from my startup disks. It's only 54k
     
  8. plejon

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    Also, try recreating the six disks on fysically different disks. I once lost hours with a similar problem, just replaced the faulty disk with another one, created the disks again and problem was solved
     
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