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    Windows XP Installation. HELP!! My Computer is f**ked

    OK, after all the hassle with my computer it is still not running. So I am on a limb here and need to ask for help.

    Basically, my home PC is refusing to install XP, it keeps bombing out and I get various faults, including the warning that the machine cannot read files as the setup is installing

    So far I have swapped the hard drive twice, the CD rom twice and I have removed extraneous equipment such as sound and network cards, all with the same result. Switching to a lower speed CD rom drive seems to help with the loading, but I have tried two 56x read CD roms with the same effect

    For information, the drive I am installing to is UltraSCSI and I am using an Adaptec card to run it. Have tried to install to an ATA (IDE) drive, but same problems

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    It's not a boot problem with NTLDR error messages is it?

    If not, give me an exact example of an error message.. i.e "such and such is missing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Graeme_Sxi
    It's not a boot problem with NTLDR error messages is it?

    If not, give me an exact example of an error message.. i.e "such and such is missing"
    It hasn't got the NTLDR error, that only occurs if I let the PC try and boot from the harddrive after a failed install.

    The missing file fault seems to occur randomly during the install. Last attempt it was a .scr file, so I skipped it and the system rebooted, but came up with a fatal error. I'll note it if it happens again and post it on here.

    As an aside, I think the battery on the motherboard may be running low? Lost the BIOS defaults the other week, could this be the cause?

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    The error I'm getting now is a blue screen and MEMORY_MANAGEMENT

    Technical information is this

    *** STOP: 0x00000001A (0x00041284,0x04b6F000,0x00004A4D,0xC0503000)

    WTF????

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    Add this website to your favourites...

    http://www.techimo.com/forum/index.html

    The forums here are the computer equivalent of Astra-Sport. Post a question about any piece of hardware or software or any fault or error message, and someone will give you the answer.

    The search facility is excellent. Type in the exact error message you are getting and you'll retrieve posts from other folk who have had exactly the same problem as yourself.

    Just think - When your computer is driving you mad and you're tearing your hair out, remember that somebody somewhere has had the exact same problem as you and sorted it out themselves.

    ***EDIT*** I'm no techie, but honestly try these forums (probably Technical Support). I'm sure someone will help you out.

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    is the OS disk ur installing from a copy and what sort of cd drive you using? Some normal CD drives (not writers) have problems picking up copy'd cds.

    also what memory you got in ur comp? single stick or a couple?

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    The CD is a Full version of XP Pro and it is the 2002 edition with SP1.

    I have 256meg of SD133 RAM in two 128 sticks. It never gave me any problems on ME, but since everything crash NOTHING will install

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    so its actually microsoft disk and not a copy? is a a standard cd-rom drive ur using? if its a standard drive it might not be picking the disk up properly.

    it could be one of the sticks of memory is knackered...

    try using one then the other see how you get on.

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    The CD is a genuine MS original disk. Might try installing XP on my other system and then copy the drive using Ghost. Then the system should fully install, perhaps, maybe, hopefully...

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    I would try another XP Disc.
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