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Help me resurect my pc


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nanafanboy

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okay here's what happened. My tech support told me to download boot disks for windows xp pro <_< because my recovery disk wouldn't let me delete the partition on my harddrive. so I did that and deleted the partition and started reformatting. formatting finished and I started installing windows. Part way through I get a message that tells me the following value .SIF is missing or corrupted Value o source disk files with key SP1.cab. I can't install windows now and I don't know what to do. Pleas help me turn my giant paperweight back into a pc
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Sounds like you may have memory errors. Try http://wwww.memtest86.com to check your RAM.

Installation
===============
Memtest86 is a stand alone program that cannot be executed under windows and must
be loaded from a floppy disk.

To install Memtest86:
- Extract the files from the zip archive
- Open the directory where the files were extracted and click on "install.bat".
- The install program will prompt you for the floppy drive and also prompt you to
insert a blank floppy.
- To run Memtest86 leave the floppy in the drive and reboot.

NOTE: After the boot floppy has been created you will not be able to read the floppy
from windows. This is normal.
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Thanks for the help but buy the time that post went up I had already shelled out 100 bucks to have my pc repaired. I still have a problem similar to my sporatic shutdown post. My computer is restarting itself every so often while I am working. I don't recieve an error message or anything it simply restarts. please help
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If you just shelled out a hundred bucks to someone and it's not fixed, I would bring it back to him and tell him that it's not fixed. Unless I'm reading it incorrectly time-sequence wise.
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