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Cannot re-install Windows XP

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I had a problem installing programs on my laptop, whenever I did, I got a blue screen stating that it was dumping memory. So i tried re-installing XP. When it starting copying the files, I got a message that "it cannot copy files...". I stopped the installation and re-started it again. It said the same thing, but it could not copy another set of files. Can anyone help? I cannot re-install Windows XP. My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 2600, 1.8 Ghz, 1G RAM

Edited by Godsproperty1952, 29 October 2008 - 04:02 PM.

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very often caused by a faulty RAM module. You can test the RAM by running the free 'memtest86' from here:

Click on "Free download" on left of page and download ISO to create a bootable memtest CD. Obviously you'll need access to a working PC to download it, and to create CD from it the PC must have software installed that can unpack and write ISO contents to a blank CD (eg Nero)

Edited by phillip22, 30 October 2008 - 04:58 AM.

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    Kraków my love :)

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Possibly dirty CD. Does CD drive works OK?
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