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Old 10-29-2005, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I've recently been having trouble reformatting my computer. Originally I had problems getting all 3 SATA drives to be recognized, now I finally have it recognizing all 3. After it formats the C drive to NTFS file system it proceeds to install windows from the CD. It gets stuck on Perftype.exe, and a bunch after that. So my question is, is this most likely related to the CD being corrupt, or a hardware issue?

Also after each time it fails do i need to reformat the C drive or can i just skip the formatting?

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Old 10-29-2005, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i'd say that your CD is stratched

try to just get an illegal version of XP off file sharing, or call windows, and maybe you can get a deal off an XP cd

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Old 10-30-2005, 03:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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A very similar thing happened to me when I tried to reformat my computer a while ago. When I looked at my disk, I noticed it had a funny mark on it. I just burned a new copy of the disk, and then it worked fine.
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Old 10-30-2005, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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scratched disc or cheap cd rom. they are making some cheesy cd rom these days. they can't read files off of cds or dvds
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