I desparately need help with the following problem.
I'm attempting to install Windows XP on my computer. I am using the six (6) Windows XP startup disks (obtained from the file downloaded from the Microsoft support site) because the drive was formatted and repartitioned in Fdisk.
During the setup I get the following error message during the install of files on disk # 3: File Setuppreg.hiv could not be loaded. Error code is 4108.
I have tested both the HDD and the memory sticks.
The hard drive is a Seagate model (SATA), which I tested with their Sea Tools utility; It passed.
I tested the memory sticks with Microsoft's Memory Tester (I believe that is the correct name) utility. Both sticks passed, although I suspect one so I am attempting the install with just one stick in the computer.
These are the specs of my computer:
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell DXP051
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 7 GenuineIntel ~2793 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A05, 5/30/2006
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Seagate SATA Drive
Ram: 512 installed for setup
(One note: I did update the bios before the install)
Does anyone have any idea what is causing this message and how I can get pass this point?