When Windows XP was installing, (during the screen where they boasts about new features and installing at the same time) I noticed towards the end they could not install some files and prompted me to insert the Windows XP Service Pack 2 disc when it was already there. However it did have an option for me to install files from F:\i386 (F: being my optical drive) I tried that option but to no avail. It kept prompting, had no choice but to cancel. Installation went on fine. But as mentioned in the first paragraph i had the old styled windows. Checked my e:\ (the unpartitioned space i installed to) and found out under program files, all the folders were there but every folder was empty. Some examples include Windows Media Player, xerox folder etc.
I tried reformatting and installing a second time but same problem. Any idea on what went wrong and how to make it work like magic again?
Another question, i tried disabling Quick Booting in my BIOS. But at the memory testing screen, it recognizes 1048+++ of RAM. but at the end it said memory test failed. Any idea why? It will still be able to load windows when i press "continue" or if i enable Quick Booting.
Also, I noticed that my com takes very long to get past the blue "Windows is loading screen..." Any answers to this? This didnt happen the previous time when my com was working fine.
Thanks in advance for your time and help.
Tried repairing Windows using the enter setup then repair method. Initial copying of files went fine. PC rebooted as per normal.
When it rebooted it went into the blue screen where they are installing Windows again. It went alright until it was copying files. And there was this error msg:
Setup cannot copy the file <filename>.
Ensure that the disk labeled "Windows XP Home Edition CD" is in the drive selected below, or provide the location where the file can be found.
Can be found:
Options available were Retry(tried but constant prompting), Cancel (Only possible option) and Browse beside "Copy files from:"(Tried this too and saw the file required. Clicked on it and pressed retry but constant prompting.)
Some examples of <filename>:
The list goes on and on, at least 30 more.
But there were 2 files that needs special attention:
After the confirmation msg asking you whether you are sure you want to cancel the file, this error msg came:
If you cancel copying this file Windows might not work properly. Are you sure you wan to cancel this file?
Had to choose Yes.
After that it continued installing and after a while it rebooted when installation was complete. It went on till the windows Loading screen after which it rebooted suddenly.
The screen with options Safe Mode, Last Known Good Configuration and Start Windows Normally came. Tried all options and the options Last Known GOod Configuration and Start Windows Normally will reboot after loading screen. Choosing Safe Mode will hang at the "Windows is starting up..." screen.
Really Really need help. I'm going mad. Thanks in advance.
I thought you might need my com specs:
AMD Athlon64 3000+ Venice
MSI K8N Neo 4-F
Leadtek PX6600GT 128 MB PCI-E
TwinMos CL2.5 2X512MB
Seagate 160GB SATA
BenQ DW1640 16x DVD+-RW
Antec TruePower 480W Ver 2.0
Altec Lansing ATP3 + Audigy 2ZS
Edited by aabeesee, 26 August 2005 - 06:15 AM.