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cant install xp!!

post #1 of 8
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a friend of mine asked me to format his old dell dimension 2350 computer and as a good person that i am, i said yes..

so i inserted the windows xp pro cd... formatted and when is trying to install xp i getthis error..



specs- celeron 2.0ghz i believe
768mb of ram
30gb hard drive

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post #2 of 8
problem is probably with how you burned the disk, or his cd reader is bad, trying burning with poweriso, or using another cd drive
post #3 of 8
Also when you burn it.. just in case the burner is off a bit.. burn the disk at the slowest speed possible
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is it original or burnt?
have you tried the cd in another pc?
post #5 of 8
try cleaning the cd
post #6 of 8
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i tried 2-3 cds i have.. and none worked..(ive used them hundreds of times on other computers)

it might be the cd drive.. im going to try another one and see what happens
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post #7 of 8
perhaps you should stop trying to install it on disk D:
-make sure you delete all partitions (dell sells their machines with RECOVERY partition which may prevent you from installing another copy of
-create 2 new partitions (C: and D
-do not format partition D: until you install your Windows and then do it through MyComputer menu
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post #8 of 8
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thanx everyone i finally got it to work..
i used my brother's cd drive and it worked.
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