Can't Install Windows on new PC

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NOGA

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Hey Everyone

This is my new problem.

Yesterday I tried to install WindowsXP on my new PC that I just built.

Hardware
CPU - AM2 Athilon 4600+ X2
MOBO - ASUS M2N32-sli deluxe
RAM - OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)
GPU - 7900GTX 512mb

Ok what happens is after my drive formats is that it starts copying the files to the HD. After about 9% I start getting error messages that it can't copy different files over and it asks to retry, skip, or quit setup. Well retry doesn't work and skipping them makes it so that later I can't install properly.

I don't know why this is happening but I have a few Ideas

- bad disk
- bad hardware or faulyt harware related

Also its not my HD or ROM drive. I've switched them out and no difference.

Would it be that I have DDR2 667 RAM and my MOBOs DDR2 standard is DDR2 800?

Thanks Noga
 

Nubius

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When it's an error like that it can really only be a bad disc.

Even if the disc may not look really scratched, there could be some corrupt files on there. "But it's worked before", who know man....computers are fickle like that. Hopefully you've made a backup of your disc.
 

NOGA

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no back up but im getting my friends and im going to install it with his disk and use one of my liecences

then ill just send back the old one and get a new one


:) thanks guys
 

NOGA

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WOW new disk still didnt work.

I tryed a repair again but I dont even have a admin password to start with! wow

I think its the RAM I guess I'll send it back for new stuff.

EDIT:
Ya, it was the RAM, I busted open a old DELL that I new had DDR2 RAM in it, and it worked, time to send the **** back to newegg for **** that will work.

Thanks any way guys.
Noga
 

RicoDirenzo

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Generally, Windows install problems that do onot involve the good ol' "Cyclic Redundancy Error" (bad CD) are usually memory or, secondarily, the mobo.
 
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