I was doing a repair/reinstall for my mother-in-law on her HP Pavilion xf328 and for some reason when it started copying the files it started to skip them. I have tried several different XP disks and no luck. I was told it could be a bad RAM module, but I tried to install Windows 98 and it worked perfectly.
My problem that I have now.. I am basically trying to do a force install by copying the "skipped" files to the HD through Windows XP Recovery Console, everything has worked so far except for the C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG files.
I am needing to know exactly what files to copy and/or expand to replace the files from the CD that aren't on the HD yet, or is it even possible to "force install" it successfully?
BTW, the repair folder isn't on the HD yet so repairing the missing/corrupt file isn't an option.
If someone can help it would be much appreciated, I have been driving myself crazy with this for weeks.