This will be long winded so if you are not into Windows home XP installation read no further.
I am building my machine. Over the last 9 monthsI have assembled an MSI K8T Neo ATX motherboard, 120GB hard drive, A thermaltake case, 1 GB of PC3200 memory, an Athlon 3200 processor a 480W power unit and a Plextor PX-712A DVD/CD Rewriter all brand new!. They are all connected up and the led lights twinkle like a Xmas tree, the machine hums like a ferrari, the temp gauges pump out information and I admire my handiwork....Then I decide to install the OS and everything goes downhill.
The OS disc I have is a 2002 Windows XP home edition with service pack 2 included. After formatting the drive the disc invites me to install it. After checking my hardware configuration the DLLs are number crunched and the status bar glides smoothly along until it reaches 60 - 63% when it freezes and I get the following message The file system themeui.dll was not copied correctly. The file set up placed on your hard drive is not a valid windows XP system image. If you are installing from a CD there may be a problem with the windows XP CD.
The only problem is I know it is a genuine CD it has all the logos, holograms and squiggly bits, I have checked with both microsoft and the seller and am satisfied it is genuine. I was told there may be a problem with my CD drive installation but I have tried with another CD drive and the XP installation stops in the same place. I have checked the IDE cable, the connections, the bios set up (default) I even tried with another windows XP disc borrowed from a friend which he has installed on his computer. On mine it stops at 61% I am close to taking an axe to my 'beautiful machine'! Am I missing something obvious here?? Has anybody encountered this problem before ?