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Installing XP with recovery CD


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#1 pieguy288

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:13 AM

Hey everyone,

My computer wasn't running properly lately, it would sometimes go slow and freeze up a few times so since i had mostly everything backed up on a second drive I decided to reformat and install windows XP home again using the recovery CD. I tried a bunch of times to do this and some files wouldn't get copied but finally all the files were copied but when the setup screen appeared a "fatal error' message showed up saying the file "D:\1386\....." (i wrote down the whole thing if you want to see it) so I went online and looked for info on this.
People said to install my old CD ROM and try it again, well I did that and the same thing happens. I have new RAM in there also, I'll try it again today using the old RAM, can anyone help me?

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#2 pieguy288

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 09:18 AM

sorry i wasn't clear:

a "fatal error' message showed up saying the file "D:\1386\....." (i wrote down the whole thing if you want to see it) IS NOT VERIFIED or something like that.

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Posted 10 May 2005 - 12:06 PM

changing Memory, and installing windows has caused me lots of headaches. Everything would seem to go ok, and then boom - freeze, or an error.

I am pretty sure you are experiencing the same thing...

Do you have two different speeds (or even brands) mixed? or does your board have 2, 3 or 4 slots...check your boards specifications, it might be that if you have a larger stick of RAM that your board requires it in a specific slot (or your board may require the memory to be installed in sets of 2)
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Posted 11 May 2005 - 07:14 AM

I put in the old memory and it worked finally.




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