Thanks beforehand for any help I may receive. ALthough I can use my computer very proficently, I will admit that I had no business messing with it the way I have. Here's the deal.
I have an old (about 5 years old) HP desktop that originally had XP on it. THe last 6 months we've had nothing but problems with it. I think it may have had a virus or other problem. I decided to wipe it out and start over again, not really knowing what that meant. Luckily, I took everything off and put all my files on an external hard drive. I couldn't find my old Windows CD so I bought a new one and gave it a try. Everything was great until the Installing Windows step. From here it says "An error has been encountered that prevents Setup from continuing. One od the components that Windows needs to continue set up could not be installed. Incorrect function. View set up log file. " I click on the log file and
it says Installation Failed I:\I386\asms. Error message: Date error (cyclic redundancy check).
I have no idea what any of that means!!!
I could use any guidance. and yes, I'll admit right now, I never should have done this.