Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Error During Winxpp Installation

  • Please log in to reply




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
I was installing windows xp pro w/ sp2 and during the installation after the reformatting was done it gave me that error.
  • 0




    The Leather Lady

  • Moderator
  • 3,038 posts

The most common times you will see the cyclic redundancy check error message is when trying to read data from a damaged CD or DVD. Just before it appears, your CD/DVD drive will probably grind and whirl away - your PC may also become a little slugglish.
For CDs and DVDs, the problem is a little different. Normally, when CD/DVD drives get a CRC message from a disc, they try to read the disc again - hence the grinding sound. After several failed attempts, they give up and display the redundancy check error. The problem can be hardware (loose cables, failing drive), software or damaged media. In most cases checking and cleaning the disc is the easiest way to overcome the problem. If different clean discs produce the same error, it is likely to be a hardware issue (check the discs in another drive).

Can you borrow a friend's cd (use YOUR product key) and try again?

  • 0



    Retired Staff

  • Retired Staff
  • 424 posts
or sometimes the lense on your CD-ROM is dirty, do a CD-ROm cleanup by inserting a cleaning disk. and clean your xp cd with a soft cloth, you might have finger print smuges but be careful not to scratch the surfaces of the CD.
  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP