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Clean Re-install

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#1 Brian017


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Posted 14 June 2006 - 06:13 PM

When I try to do a clean install of XP I get several errors for example, when Setup copies the files to the installation folders I get: Setup not copy file: msadds32.ax (amongst others) Now sometimes it copies these files no problem.

However during the "Installing Windows" process I get more errors. Window cannot install <filename> if you're installing from a CD make sure it's in the drive or specify the location where the file can be found.

Can anybody help? Probably not because I explained it crappily. But, hey, I'm not techie nerds like you guys. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 08:19 PM

if your install disk is dirty or scratched, it won't be able to read the files, they do make disk cleaning machines and I've had some luck using them before

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:34 PM

It's also a good idea to clean the drive with a cd-cleaner. You can use a cleaning kit to clean and polish the CD, too. I've had good luck with those. Here's the kit I use.

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:54 PM

Are you formating the drive first?

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