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Having Trouble reinstalling windows XP


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maddogg5150

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I Was having troubly booting my computer possibly do to a virus. So I backed up my files and decided to reinstall Windows XP from a disk. During Installation I have been having a problem where there is an error and it says. ulib.dll not copied I can skip that or retry. If I retry it just says the same thing again. If I skip it says a different file wasn't copied and then if I skip that the computer crashes. I think my harddrive has pretty much been wiped do to this, and Im stuck. Could be a harddrive problem or a problem with my windows xp disk. Appreciate any help. Thanks.
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in normal mode before you try to reformat do this http://pcsupport.abo...he-easy-way.htm
after you finish then you should be able to reformat
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Are you trying clean install (formatting and installing XP)? If not, please do, applying full format (not quick). If the problem persist then usually it is the result of faulty RAM, hard disk or CD.

To test the RAM download memtest from my links below, create a bootable CD and run the program. Run at least one full pass. There shouldn't be any errors (red lines).

To test the hard disk find out the maker by pulling the disk out. Download the appropriate test utility from here, create a bootable CD and run a complete test.
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Your symptoms is a ram problem after windows has formated your HD it puts the files needed on your ram before starting the installation, when you are getting the message files could not be copied it is on your ram that it cannot be copied to.
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Thanks for the help. It sounds like a RAM problem. Im going to run memtest and then probably go buy some new RAM. Hopefully this solves my issues.
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We are always curious about the end result. Please let us know. Other people with similar problems may benefit too.

Thanks.
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Took out my RAM cleaned it up and put it back in. Tried to reinstall XP and it worked. Thanks for the help.
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Thanks for letting us know.
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