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Problem persists after replacing every replaceable components, now wha

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I am trying to install windows onto the new hard drive. However after finishing partitioning the hard drive, and it started to copy system files, error messages stating cannot copy the files. After skipping a bunch of them, a BSOD popped up with the IRQL-NOT-LESS-OR-EQUAL. So in attempt to save my computer, I soon replaced the memory and the DVD drive, and the problem persists. I still cannot install windows. I also tried a different OS disc. Is there anything else that might be causing the problem?
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Hello corona7w,
Has this hard drive ever had XP installed on it before?
I ask because some of the new hard drives do not have drivers for XP.
One thing to look for is if there is anti-virus turned on in the BIOS.
When you first start the computer, look at the screen for the button to press to enter set up.
This is normaly F2, or Delete.
Look around the BIOS for any options on anti-virus.(Most likely under advanced).
You stated that you tried a different install disc, are these valid XP disc?
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    motto - Just get-er-done

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You can also try this method. I had to instal a floppy drive and install this way on a Microstar computer i built. I just could not get past the errors to install from the CD. I later found out the old owner of the hard drive had botched a install of XP, and had aborted the install. He waited until after i mentioned the problem before he told me his problem.


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