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Reinstalling Windows XP


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I recently started having problems with what I believe were some corrupted Window files on my pc. I decided to reinstall XP. However, I am unable to do so. After the computer boots from the Windows CD, it will install temporary files and permit me to partition my hard drive; but the program keeps stopping as it loads the Window files onto the hard drive. I get a message that it is unable to copy a file. If I hit "Esc" and try to continue, more and more files refuse to copy. Finally, it just stops and gives me a message telling me that it has exited the Set Up because of possible damage to my computer.

Anyone got a solution?
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

First thing I would try is cleaning both the cd and using a lense cleaner on the cd-rom drive..

Next, I would remove all un-necessary hardware - NIC, soundcard, modem, etc and try installing that way..

If you still have problems, I would be seeing if I could return my XP cd for a replacement as it may be corrupted!!

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I don't believe the problem is the CD because I had the same problem with another Windows CD that I had.

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See if you can get the manufacturers drive set up / utility programme for your hard drive

Use Drive fill / write zeros to the drive, the full version takes hours but is worth it

If the drive is over 137 GB do not use the set up part of the programme
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I don't believe the problem is the CD because I had the same problem with another Windows CD that I had.

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So, have you tried the other options given??

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This is a new computer (1 month ) and I was able to load Windows prior to this problem. I have a disk with the drivers that came with it. I'll see if I can figure out how to load them. I have a feeling that this may be the problem because I the message that I get when everything stops says something about not recognizing the hardware.

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