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Can't Do A Clean Install Of Windows XP

By schighway101 ·
PC kept re-booting over and over again. Tested the power supply, and it was bad, so I replaced it. Same thing again continious re-booting. Reformatted HD, tried to re-load Win XP getting error messages that certain Windows files either didn't install correctly or not at all. I am thinking there is a bad virus on here. OK, installed new HD, tried clean install of XP same thing again files didn't install or not installed right. I am out of ideas, any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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by ghimpe-- In reply to Can't Do A Clean Install ...

1. Try a different Windows CD.

2. Try a different CD-ROm

3. You could copy the /i386 folder to the hard drive and run the instalation from there.

4. Go to the makers webpage and download the utility to check your hard disk.

5. Download memtest86 and run it.

GooD LucK!

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by ghimpe-- In reply to

Well, you still have to try option 2 to 5. I may add to also try a different IDE cable.

PS: don't asume that a brand new hard drive is 100% good. It's cheaper for the companies to replace bad devices than to test them all before thay are shiped out.

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by schighway101 In reply to Can't Do A Clean Install ...

thanks for trying, but I don't think that is it. A new HD has been installed, and a different CD has been tried, with the same error messages.

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by willcomp In reply to Can't Do A Clean Install ...

Test memory first. Either swap with known good stick or use memtest86.

Dalton

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by schighway101 In reply to

Correct!! bad memory module

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