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December 19, 2006 2:04:09 AM

Hello, Im trying to install xp media center. Still on disk one. My message as follows.

Fatal Error
installation failed: D:\I386\asms. error message (cyclic redundancy check).

Error:
SXS.DLL: Syntax error in manifest or policy file "D:\I386\asms\10
MSFT\WINDOWS\GDIPLUS\GDIPLUS.MAN" on line 4.



This is on a new system.
6400 C2D
680i evga
2g corsair 6400c4
2 x WD 250g 7200ks drives

Whats going wrong with my instal?

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December 19, 2006 5:03:27 AM

If you swear by all your hardware being okay - hd's, memory, cd reader, power supply; then your install cd is bad.

I've come across cd's whose dye has deteriorated or had some poor quality spots, causing errors. So, try this:

Try the install on a different comp (friend - acquaintance). Take one of your hd's and temporarily install it as Master. Unplug your friends' hd's in the meantime. Assure him/her that nothing will happen to it/them.

If the install works, the cd is okay & you've got a hardware problem on your machine. Settle that issue; format your drive, and try the install again.

If the install fails on the friends' comp, that cd is bad.
December 19, 2006 7:15:07 PM

hi.
they are much more chanches for bad cd,than bad hardware.
try an different copy of windows.
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December 19, 2006 8:50:21 PM

Yup. Bad CD. Currently running xp ro fine.

Now for the trouble of trying to return it.
Thanks
December 20, 2006 6:14:47 PM

Try making a copy of the MCE cd with your old computer. Sometimes a different cd drive will be able to read a cd that another drive is having problems with.

May not work, but it's worth a shot.
December 21, 2006 2:50:07 PM

I hada similar problem with my install last night. I had a srlient.dll file not present so no installer program would work. IE would not install either. Then my CDrom decieds to trhow my disk around in the drive ands rub the edge of the disk and scratch it. Now no one will take it back cause its scratched and the install process is even more srewed up because f the scratches. What i did is downlaod a OEM version of disk one and burned a copy of it. I will retry my install tonight keeping fingers crossed that it is a true oem version because my cdkey is a OEM version. I tried the other rig and even copying the disk that was messed up but the scratches gave me errors around 90% complete.
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