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mistaripsta210

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My computer messed up awhile ago, so I reformated the harddrive and tried to re install XP. And everytime it install's 18 persent, then it says windows cannot load drivers.cab. I even tried puttin in another hardrive from another computer and install it on that, but it still only goes to 18 percent. can anyone help?
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Someone had this problem a month or so ago. Does anyone know what the resolution of it was?
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Anybody know???
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One of three things:

1) Faulty memory (take a stick out, see if it gets any further)
2) Faulty CD drive (try another drive)
3) Faulty disc - scratches, etc. (find a good disc, basically).
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Ive only got one 512 mb stick in there. If I took it out, could I install windows then put it back in, or do I need to buy a new one.
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Ive only got one 512 mb stick in there. If I took it out, could I install windows then put it back in, or do I need to buy a new one.

You can't install Windows without memory, so try a memory test, such as the one in my signature to determine if your memory is faulty.

Edit: If you see this in time, try removing all unnecessary hardware before installing XP (add-in cards, extra CD or hard disk drives, etc.)

Edited by Pi rules, 05 December 2005 - 09:14 PM.

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