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Anonymous
a b α HP
September 3, 2005 8:45:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Well I have been trying to install XP Home Edition for 2 days now with no luck.

XP was previously installed on the machine but the machine had many viruses
and problems so we wanted to wipe everything clean and re-install. Computer
is a fairly new HP (a220n) with an AMD processor.

Well everytime we try and install XP (brand new from Best Buy) it crashes in
one form or another.

We get to the point where "setup is copying files" and every time at least 1
(up to 10) time we get the error "cannot copy the file: (varies every time)
We either hit enter to retry (sometimes it works) or we hit escape to skip it.

After this part finishes it goes into the actual installation of XP. Well
this is when it always crashes. The closest we have gotten is within 18
minutes of being finished. Most of the time it is the blue screen of death,
but other errors have occured as well.

This is getting very frustrating and I'm at a lost of what to do.

The thing is, is that I have an old disc of Windows 98 and this will install
just fine. I have tried upgrading to xp from the newly installed 98 but still
the same thing.

I have even tried XP Corporate and another XP home and they all do the same
thing.

I could really use some help here. Would I be best off just buying a whole
new hard drive? Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Adam
Anonymous
a b α HP
September 3, 2005 10:42:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Install xp cd,boot to xp cd,at info screen select r for recovery,at recovery
screen
type:D iskPart In DiskPart,delete the partition,create one,then press Esc
key,
then type:FORMAT C: /FS:ntfs When its thru,type:EXIT Let it restart,reboot
to xp cd,this time select,install xp,new copy,delete,create,then let xp
format and
install.I know,youre formatting 2X,but this will work....

"poocano78" wrote:

> Well I have been trying to install XP Home Edition for 2 days now with no luck.
>
> XP was previously installed on the machine but the machine had many viruses
> and problems so we wanted to wipe everything clean and re-install. Computer
> is a fairly new HP (a220n) with an AMD processor.
>
> Well everytime we try and install XP (brand new from Best Buy) it crashes in
> one form or another.
>
> We get to the point where "setup is copying files" and every time at least 1
> (up to 10) time we get the error "cannot copy the file: (varies every time)
> We either hit enter to retry (sometimes it works) or we hit escape to skip it.
>
> After this part finishes it goes into the actual installation of XP. Well
> this is when it always crashes. The closest we have gotten is within 18
> minutes of being finished. Most of the time it is the blue screen of death,
> but other errors have occured as well.
>
> This is getting very frustrating and I'm at a lost of what to do.
>
> The thing is, is that I have an old disc of Windows 98 and this will install
> just fine. I have tried upgrading to xp from the newly installed 98 but still
> the same thing.
>
> I have even tried XP Corporate and another XP home and they all do the same
> thing.
>
> I could really use some help here. Would I be best off just buying a whole
> new hard drive? Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Adam
>
Anonymous
a b α HP
September 3, 2005 11:13:43 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

I am giving this a try right now. I will let you know what happens. Thank
you very much.

"Andrew E." wrote:

> Install xp cd,boot to xp cd,at info screen select r for recovery,at recovery
> screen
> type:D iskPart In DiskPart,delete the partition,create one,then press Esc
> key,
> then type:FORMAT C: /FS:ntfs When its thru,type:EXIT Let it restart,reboot
> to xp cd,this time select,install xp,new copy,delete,create,then let xp
> format and
> install.I know,youre formatting 2X,but this will work....
>
> "poocano78" wrote:
>
> > Well I have been trying to install XP Home Edition for 2 days now with no luck.
> >
> > XP was previously installed on the machine but the machine had many viruses
> > and problems so we wanted to wipe everything clean and re-install. Computer
> > is a fairly new HP (a220n) with an AMD processor.
> >
> > Well everytime we try and install XP (brand new from Best Buy) it crashes in
> > one form or another.
> >
> > We get to the point where "setup is copying files" and every time at least 1
> > (up to 10) time we get the error "cannot copy the file: (varies every time)
> > We either hit enter to retry (sometimes it works) or we hit escape to skip it.
> >
> > After this part finishes it goes into the actual installation of XP. Well
> > this is when it always crashes. The closest we have gotten is within 18
> > minutes of being finished. Most of the time it is the blue screen of death,
> > but other errors have occured as well.
> >
> > This is getting very frustrating and I'm at a lost of what to do.
> >
> > The thing is, is that I have an old disc of Windows 98 and this will install
> > just fine. I have tried upgrading to xp from the newly installed 98 but still
> > the same thing.
> >
> > I have even tried XP Corporate and another XP home and they all do the same
> > thing.
> >
> > I could really use some help here. Would I be best off just buying a whole
> > new hard drive? Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Adam
> >
Anonymous
a b α HP
September 4, 2005 1:22:01 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Unfortunately this did not work. Thank you anyways though.

"poocano78" wrote:

> I am giving this a try right now. I will let you know what happens. Thank
> you very much.
>
> "Andrew E." wrote:
>
> > Install xp cd,boot to xp cd,at info screen select r for recovery,at recovery
> > screen
> > type:D iskPart In DiskPart,delete the partition,create one,then press Esc
> > key,
> > then type:FORMAT C: /FS:ntfs When its thru,type:EXIT Let it restart,reboot
> > to xp cd,this time select,install xp,new copy,delete,create,then let xp
> > format and
> > install.I know,youre formatting 2X,but this will work....
> >
> > "poocano78" wrote:
> >
> > > Well I have been trying to install XP Home Edition for 2 days now with no luck.
> > >
> > > XP was previously installed on the machine but the machine had many viruses
> > > and problems so we wanted to wipe everything clean and re-install. Computer
> > > is a fairly new HP (a220n) with an AMD processor.
> > >
> > > Well everytime we try and install XP (brand new from Best Buy) it crashes in
> > > one form or another.
> > >
> > > We get to the point where "setup is copying files" and every time at least 1
> > > (up to 10) time we get the error "cannot copy the file: (varies every time)
> > > We either hit enter to retry (sometimes it works) or we hit escape to skip it.
> > >
> > > After this part finishes it goes into the actual installation of XP. Well
> > > this is when it always crashes. The closest we have gotten is within 18
> > > minutes of being finished. Most of the time it is the blue screen of death,
> > > but other errors have occured as well.
> > >
> > > This is getting very frustrating and I'm at a lost of what to do.
> > >
> > > The thing is, is that I have an old disc of Windows 98 and this will install
> > > just fine. I have tried upgrading to xp from the newly installed 98 but still
> > > the same thing.
> > >
> > > I have even tried XP Corporate and another XP home and they all do the same
> > > thing.
> > >
> > > I could really use some help here. Would I be best off just buying a whole
> > > new hard drive? Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Adam
> > >
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