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

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Howie, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. Howie

    Howie Guest

    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
     
    Howie, Jul 6, 2005
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  2. Howie

    pcbutts1 Guest

    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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  3. Howie

    pcbutts1 Guest

    Howie <> wrote:

    > I have been trying to install Win XP Pro on a P3 - 733 machine with an
    > Intel D815EEA motherboard/CPU.


    Really? You have been trying to install win xp pro on a p3 - 733 machine
    with an intel d815eea motherboardcpu?

    > I bought a 256 MB RAM stick of AZENRAM from Futureshop (Canada eh!


    Amusing that your claim above strengthens the case that you are a fool,
    Howie, given that you can't remember your own questions even when they are
    preserved in the text you're quoting.

    > )


    Deranged.

    > I used the two spare 13 GB HD's that we kicking around as well.


    Wow, how very precise.

    > I flashed the BIOS too (I read that one should do this before a clean XP
    > install)


    Non sequitur.

    > "the file xxxxx.


    Dicto simpliciter, Howie. Please try to avoid sweeping generalisations.

    > xxx was not copied correctly.


    Converted conditional fallacy, Howie. "If A then B, therefore if B then A."

    > The file setup placed on your HD is not a valid Windows XP system image.


    **** it off. Install linux. It's worse. You'll love XP after that.

    > If you are installing from CD, there may be a problem with the Windows
    > XP CD".


    No there's not.

    > After each error message it gave me the option to "Retry or Skip".


    Why do you make so many mistakes?

    > " xxxxx.


    Classic illogical circular reasoning by someone who is a simpleton.

    > xxx stands for various files, such as "dxmrtp.dll" or I hit "Retry"
    > many times, but it appeared to eventually copy the file correctly.


    You are always making excuses.

    > This happened numerous times during the install (at least 15 times)


    Another unsubstantiated and erroneous claim.

    > it eventually got through the install however.


    Classic invective, as expected from someone who lacks a logical argument.

    > I tried another WIN XP CD (original, not copied)


    Why did you give up on trying another win xp cd?

    > same problem.


    Tell some **** that cares.

    > 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.


    If you took your time, you wouldn't make so many errors.

    > Others say it's the motherboard.


    You say it is the motherboard; I will say "you gaping, inadmissible, bawling
    goggle-eye."

    > XP starts up ok, and it appears to be functioning ok as well.


    Get fucked.

    > I have install a great deal of updates too.


    I too 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".


    How many times have you tried to install service pack 2?

    > Service pack 2 then uninstalls itself.


    On what basis do you call that 'proof', Howie?

    > I have ran two RAM diagnostic utilities (DocMemory and Memtest86), the
    > RAM tested ok.


    I too have ran two ram diagnostic utilities.

    > I switched hard drives, no fix.


    Fallacy of accent, Howie. Fallacy by shifting the meaning.

    > swapped CD drives, still no fix.


    Irrelevant, given that I never said anything of the kind, Howie.

    > I even changed the Power Supply.


    Utter fiction.

    > no fix.


    Still suffering from reading comprehension problems?

    > I swapped out the motherboard/CPU (I have a spare)


    Have a spare? That's a joke right?

    > still no fix.


    Classic hypocrisy, as evidenced by your being manipulative, Howie.

    > this is starting to get on my nerves.


    Classic unsubstantiated and erroneous claim, laced with invective, as
    expected from someone who is meddling and controlling.

    > It sounds like the original install wasn't a good one, even though the
    > machine seems to run ok (this post Should I tweak the BIOS settings?


    Get fucked.

    > Any ideas / tips / suggestions / advice?


    Advice on what?

    > I'm at the end of my rope.


    Snide.

    > Howie.


    Incongruous.
     
    pcbutts1, Jul 6, 2005
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