okay here is the problem:
i had windows 98se on my 80 gig HDD.
went to go install windows xp professional.
formated HDD from FAT32 to NTFS.
everything to this point was good untill it began to copy files.
it would run through about 5-8% then get hung up on a file. and display the error that it couldn't copy that certain file. And when I went to either skip the file or retry the copy it would go to the blue screen showing that there is a critical error.
now here is the trickery, everytime i restart and try the process again it keeps getting hung up and failing at different points. so it's not like it keeps stopping at the same file and showing me the same error message.
it stops at random files such as: d3drm.dll and diskcopy.dll.
and displays different error codes such as: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL and DFN_LIST_CORRUPT.
I have tried everything that came to mind. I got another XP disk thinking the other was faulty,
I stripped my machine to the minuimum, taking out usb card, sound card, and nic card.
I have tried using another cd-rom drive.
I have even tried swapping out my HDD with another one.
no matter what i do, i can not seem to get past the copy files process.
Edited by _vicious, 27 September 2005 - 05:20 PM.