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Old 12-27-2006, 07:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so im havinbg a problem with a custommer's pc that is driving me completeley monkey nutz!!! the pc will not install windows. It goes through the install proccess then about 15% into copying files starts "Not able to read file" blah blah blah so i tried a new cd, nothing, tried a new hard drive, nothing, new cd rom, nothing! what else can be the problem?!
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What type of cd are they ?
OEM, RETAIL ?
Burnt or the Originals ?

there are 2 parts to an xp install , the text and gui, where does the instal fail ?
try testing the ram, kind of doubt that is the cause
http://www.memtest86.com/
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windows xp home
the first 3 i tried were backups, the other 3 were OEMs

the install fails on the text part of the file copy proccess.
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make sure the cd's are clean on the bottom, no finger prints, nothing. could be that they are oem and for a certain base model pc, the cd might check yor bios, kind of doubt it , have you tried a retail ver ?
make sure your cdrom and hd are cabled / jumpered correctly. maybe move the cdrom to the second chanell and make both pri.
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