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My dad's laptop has been having some problems lately so he decided to reformat.

While reformating, it said deskperf.dll, driver.cab, autochk.exe, and danim.dll could not be installed and asked if he wanted to retry or skip. Whenever he retry it would just say it failed to install 2 minutes late, if he skips then when the install is complete an error message shows up saying "Windows was not installed correctly, please reinstall."

Anybody ever experienced this before?
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Clean the disk off, make sure there are no fingerprints and such on it.

It is also possible that the disk has a scratch that has ruined some data.
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Clean the disk off, make sure there are no fingerprints and such on it.

It is also possible that the disk has a scratch that has ruined some data.
I did, Im currently using the original Windows XP CD and these errors are showing up. When I use the recovery Toshiba CD with XP Home, other errors and stuff come up. Theres also lines going all over up and down the screen :\\

Everything else works, keyboard, touchpad... Its a pretty old laptop, maybe 6 years. Maybe the HD is starting to go?
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I did, Im currently using the original Windows XP CD and these errors are showing up. When I use the recovery Toshiba CD with XP Home, other errors and stuff come up. Theres also lines going all over up and down the screen :\\

Everything else works, keyboard, touchpad... Its a pretty old laptop, maybe 6 years. Maybe the HD is starting to go?
What problems were happening that caused you to reformat?
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What problems were happening that caused you to reformat?
Ehh, he said something about his RealPlayer and CD burn software not working. But before the reformat everything else was perfectly fine..

This is weird :\\
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Originally Posted by JacKz5o View Post
Ehh, he said something about his RealPlayer and CD burn software not working. But before the reformat everything else was perfectly fine..

This is weird :\\
I hope someone can help you i'm out of ideas

You've tried the normal CD and the virtual disk that comes with the laptop? I highly doubt both the CD is damaged and the virtual drive that contains the OS is corrupt...

Consider this a free mini-bump.
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I hope someone can help you i'm out of ideas

You've tried the normal CD and the virtual disk that comes with the laptop? I highly doubt both the CD is damaged and the virtual drive that contains the OS is corrupt...

Consider this a free mini-bump.
Thanks anyways
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you are having a hard drive issue. Does it make wierd noises? Is it a toshiba? This has happened to me when I fixed my friends laptop.
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you are having a hard drive issue. Does it make wierd noises? Is it a toshiba? This has happened to me when I fixed my friends laptop.
Yes its a Toshiba Satellite but theres no weird noises.
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I would definitly blame your Hard Drive as it would explain the weird behavior that caused you to reinsall Windows and then wouldn't even allow you to reinstall it.
    
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