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#1 caveanimal

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:46 PM

Hi all I have been trying to put Xp on a drive. it had an operating system on it before I have formated the drive and partitioned it. and even tried another drive. when Xp tries to install it says it cannot copy some of the files. I had Xp on there before formating. I formatted because it had 2 programs and didnt want to have a dual boot. I even tried changing the CD drives but doesnt work. I have tried everything I can any help would really be nice.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:49 PM

What means are you attempting to use...to install XP?

Manufacturer and model of system? If custom, manufacturer and model of motherboard?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 06:05 PM

Its an intel D845WN motherboard it has about 760mb of Ram and the maker is MDG the cpu is a 1.4 pent.4 and am trying to install from a cd

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:50 PM

<<...and am trying to install from a cd>>

What printing is on the CD to identify it?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 08:18 PM

It says Windows Xp professional includes service pack 2 version 2002 why?

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:09 PM

Just trying to make sure that it is a MS XP CD.

You have cleaned the CD? Plain water, dry with soft cotton cloth (T-shirts are my favorites) while NOT rubbing disk in circular motion. Rub in straight lines across the face of disk.

Aside from cleaning the lens of the optical drive and checking the hard drive...I don't know what else to suggest.

FWIW: Do not create partitions before using the XP CD. If such exist, delete them and then let the XP CD format/create the partition.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 07:59 PM

Funny you should suggest that. that is exactly what I had too do. worked fine now. Thanks for all your help

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:08 PM

Take good care of the Windows XP Disc!
You never know when trouble might come knocking. :thumbsup:
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 09:34 PM

Glad you solved it.

I suggest that because it seems that the XP CD on some systems...does not like partitions which have been created by some other means, rather than using the CD. There may be structural problems with the partition, I don't know...I just don't advise anyone to create a partition first...and then try to install XP from the XP CD. The XP CD does it all.

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 12 January 2010 - 08:32 AM

Thanks all, and just for a note.when I partitioned the drive I used a tool From seagate the drive manufacture before I deleted it and redone it with Xp Disk . Guess things just have to be almost perfect, some times for things to go smooth.

Thanks all again




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