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I'm trying to install xp on my laptop after formatting the hard drive. I formatted because I kept getting a blue screen every time I booted up, and it had been running fine for months. I've tried 3 different xp install discs, (two downloaded, one I bought a while back), and I tried the recovery dvd that came with the laptop. I've never had this problem before. What happens is that during the install it has problems copying certain files such as dvdplay.exe, and a lot of others. It gives me a choice to retry, skip, or quit setup. Retry doesn't work, and if I just skip all of the files, when it tries to restart to finish installation, it can't.
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I've tried using a different hard drive too.
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post #3 of 76
Tsk Tsk, saying you downloaded a xp disc.
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post #4 of 76
I had that problem with Vista a while back. I reformatted my harddrive and the problem went away. If you have any partitions delete them and recreate the partitions. Sometimes windows install bugs out when there are hdd errors.

EDIT: different harddrive too... is your pc oc'ed?
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post #5 of 76
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I tried recreating, formatting, everything... It's not going away. By the way, I believe it's legal to download XP if you already own it and are just trying to fix your copy.
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how many harddrives do you have installed?
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post #7 of 76
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I only have one. I've tried the other, but it won't work either.
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post #8 of 76
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Oh hey look, it just booted up again, and bluescreened saying "Fatal Error". That doesn't make me feel all warm inside.
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post #9 of 76
When you say reformat you mean the full reformat and not quick right?

Since it a laptop call the manufacture and ask how to enter the diagnostic setup (For my dell it was holding the sleep key and pressing power or something) . . . It will run you through basic hardware tests.
 
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post #10 of 76
No if your disc is damaged you have to contact microsoft, as downloading it is obtaining it ilegaly.
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