P4P800-E problem?

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I have a P4P800-E board, 3.0 Intel P4, 1 gig of PC3200 (2 512K
sticks), and a 160 Gig Maxtor HD that I have hooked up to the Primary
IDE. After formating my HD with XP pro, two files won't load at 94%,
windw.chm and wind_h.chq. Then, all 100% done, the following message
pops up: Line 0 of Hivesys.inf is corrupted. setup cannot continue.

Now, I've tried two additional hard drives and two different cd
burners without success. I even updated the bios to the latest
version and have tried different BIOS settings. Each time I try to
load XP I get the identical problem above. I'm thinking there's a
problem with the motherboard or my memory sticks. However, I don't
have spares to check it out.

Does anyone have any ideas to try?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.mainboard.asus (More info?)

    ynott wrote:
    > I have a P4P800-E board, 3.0 Intel P4, 1 gig of PC3200 (2 512K
    > sticks), and a 160 Gig Maxtor HD that I have hooked up to the Primary
    > IDE. After formating my HD with XP pro, two files won't load at 94%,
    > windw.chm and wind_h.chq. Then, all 100% done, the following message
    > pops up: Line 0 of Hivesys.inf is corrupted. setup cannot continue.
    >
    > Now, I've tried two additional hard drives and two different cd
    > burners without success. I even updated the bios to the latest
    > version and have tried different BIOS settings. Each time I try to
    > load XP I get the identical problem above. I'm thinking there's a
    > problem with the motherboard or my memory sticks. However, I don't
    > have spares to check it out.
    >
    > Does anyone have any ideas to try?

    if you have a pirated copy of XP this could be your HIV file problem

    or bad memory...
    I once could not install Win XP or Win ME on a new machine with a bad
    memory because the file names changed from real to random names on
    leaving the CD and hitting the hard drive

    new memory solved the problem
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