Re: Windows XP Pro clean install issues, SP2 issues too...

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by pcbutts1, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. pcbutts1

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    Howie <> wrote:

    > I have been trying to install Win XP Pro on a P3 - 733 machine with an
    > Intel D815EEA motherboard/CPU. I bought a 256 MB RAM stick of AZENRAM
    > from Futureshop (Canada eh!). I used the two spare 13 GB HD's that we
    > kicking around as well. I flashed the BIOS too (I read that one
    > should do this before a clean XP install).
    >
    > The install goes ok until I get the message:
    >
    > "the file xxxxx.xxx was not copied correctly. The file setup placed on
    > your HD is not a valid Windows XP system image. If you are installing
    > from CD, there may be a problem with the Windows XP CD." After each
    > error message it gave me the option to "Retry or Skip". "
    >
    > xxxxx.xxx stands for various files, such as "dxmrtp.dll" or
    > "localsec.dll"...
    >
    > I hit "Retry" many times, but it appeared to eventually copy the file
    > correctly. This happened numerous times during the install (at least
    > 15 times).... it eventually got through the install however. I tried
    > another WIN XP CD (original, not copied)... same problem.
    >
    > I "googled" the error message and some people say it's a bad RAM
    > stick, others say a bad hard drive, CD drive or Power Supply. Others
    > say it's the motherboard.
    >
    > XP starts up ok, and it appears to be functioning ok as well. I have
    > install a great deal of updates too. When I tried to install Service
    > Pack 2, I got this service pack 2 setup error message: "a component's
    > file does not match the verification information present in the
    > component manifest." Service pack 2 then uninstalls itself.
    >
    > I have ran two RAM diagnostic utilities (DocMemory and Memtest86), the
    > RAM tested ok. I switched hard drives, no fix... swapped CD drives,
    > still no fix. I even changed the Power Supply... no fix. I swapped out
    > the motherboard/CPU (I have a spare)... still no fix... this is
    > starting to get on my nerves. It sounds like the original install
    > wasn't a good one, even though the machine seems to run ok (this post
    > is sent to you on this machine)...
    >
    > Should I tweak the BIOS settings? Any ideas / tips / suggestions /
    > advice? I'm at the end of my rope.
    >
    > Howie
    pcbutts1, Jul 6, 2005
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