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Installing XP

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Last response: in Windows XP
January 21, 2010 10:09:39 PM

Newly build computor

My problem is that when I load the disc it goes through it stops at "Setup is Copying Files..." and it alwayes freezes there with diffirent file names. For example (Copying: tsbvcap.sys) it changes everytime. It goes some times to 5% max I've gotten with it is 68%.
I've taken out all unessecary things not needed to install OS.

I have been looking around and have disabled usb use in BIOS settings.
Have used diffirent CD's with different types off XP, retail and not.
It detects hard drive/ram and all components I put in.

I have:
ASUS M4A785TD-V EVO (motherboard)
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (7200RPM / 32MB Cache / SATA II / NCQ)
Samsung Intern SATA DVD±RW 22x - Svart (Dual-Layer) (SH-S223C)
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3,2GHz / 8MB / Socket AM3
Corsair XMS 4096MB DDR3 PC3-10666 1333MHz (9-9-9-24) (2x2048MB) (TW3X4G1333C9)

Fan Works.

Sometimes it doesnt go all the way to "System is copying Files..." then I just restart and it does.
Could be problem with the DVD-reader, Hard Drive, or the Disc. I also speculate that it could be BIOS but is was last uppdater november 2009 so shouldnt be a problem.

Have been "Patient" as some have told should work. But I have been away and looked and a movie and came back, still frozen.

Any ideas what should be done please respond.

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January 21, 2010 10:56:55 PM

My guess is that it's the DVD drive.

Remove all but 1 RAM chip.

Boot off the OS disc, and use the R option to get into the repair console. The admin password is blank by default, so just hit enter at the prompt. At the command line type
chkdsk /r
This will scan for hard drive inconsistencies and repair them if possible.
January 22, 2010 2:46:18 PM

Ok, did that now.

It says some information when it was crated and serial number then:
CHKDSK is checking the volume...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery...
50% completed...

And now it took 10 minutes to get to 51%
Was gonna say that it froze, but not true, just very slow.

Will repport back if something else comes up.
Thanks alot btw
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January 22, 2010 3:15:05 PM

It's a thorough scan and repair. It could take a while.
January 23, 2010 8:30:27 PM

Ok, so it finished.
Though same problem appears when "System is Copying files..." It just stop on something random and I have to reboot to get out of it. One time it asked me if I wanted to skip a file, never happned before. So some progress.
Yes only one Ram is in now.
So we can say that the DVDr is the problem?
Do I need to get a new one? (They are kinda cheap but dont wanna do it a lot of times untill I find one that works...)
Any other alternative?
You can't install XP with USB right? Only with Win7 can you do that.

January 23, 2010 9:29:33 PM

Yep, it's most likely the DVD drive.

Not with XP. I believe the USB install support started in Vista.