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By wh3 ·
I'm posting this in case you run into the same problem. A while back I posted something about having problems installing WinXP Pro using Microsoft's 6-bootable floppies. I was getting the following installation error by the time I got to the thirdbootable floppy-
"File \KDCOM.DLL could not be loaded
The error code is 4
Setup cannot continue"

From this I got a reply that it might be a memory/RAM problem. Or that a replacement of the memory modules is needed (according to one the articles from Techreplublic). Anyway, after a week on this I found out somewhere on a dicussion thread on the Internet that "dissabling the Video/XXX Shadowing in BIOS memory settings could solve the installation problem. Because XP will handle caching and shadowing for you." I followed these instructions and the installation worked without any problems.

I don't want to make this posting too long, so I'm giving you a link on the net that explains the role of "shadowing" settings in a computer's BIOS.
http://www.billssite.com/tu1621.003.html

tks, Wilber

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thanks for this, i wonder if this could be true for a win2k problem that i have had.
brand new machine first install of win2k and would not go past the first reboot screen.
i changed 128 unbranded ram for 256 branded and it was ok, i wonder if the shadowing thing could also be true? anyhoo thanks for this info & link, johnm1

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