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xp reinstall not working - why?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by voltage, Jul 13, 2006.

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  1. voltage

    voltage Thread Starter

    Jul 13, 2006
    Hi I hope some one can help, I have a fujistu scaleo 600 pc with xp home edition. I had to reinstall xp from the fujistu recovery cd and have carried it out to the letter. The problem I get is during install an error message comes up saying "some files on the windows xp home edition service pack 1 cd are needed - insert windows xp home edition service pack 1 cd into the drive selected and click ok.
    the file that shows in the dialoge box which it seems to be looking for it d:\i386. Ive tried clicking the browse button tho locate the file myself but my d: drive dosnt show up only c: and 4 removable drives e-h (which dont exist).

    This problem is driving me crazy Ive tried the process a couple of times and it keeps happening, Ive clicked to cancle the file and windows carries on installing but its not right, the instructions say after install to insert the drivers cd which will do a quick system check but at this point I get a runtime error - invalid systax.

    Some one please help.

    Thank you in advance.
  2. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    drive D should be the CD/DVD drive are you doing a complete reformat and deleting the existing partition??
    give the CD a good clean too
  3. ozrom1e


    May 15, 2006
    Since you are using the recovery partition there is something going wrong because this should be a full install overwriting all on the drive and there should be nothing interfering with it. I would suggest calling the tech support for the manufacturer of the computer and either have them walk you thru the recovery and/or help you make a recovery install disk either CD-R or DVD for use other than the recovery partition.
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