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hey everyone,

my mom friend gave me 2 computers to troubleshoot for them. there is a celeron and athlon xp. they didnt care if i harvested the parts and made 1 fully functional computer so i decided to go with the athlon, but I CANT INSTALL XP!

everytime i get to the copying files part, it gives me error saying:

Setup cannot copy the file: XXXXX.XXX

To retry, press ENTER

blah blah blah


its always different files and i swap the media and it just gets stuck on a different file.

i have tried swapping hds, 3 cd rom drives, and 3 different XP cds.

wats goin on here?
    
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Odd... If you have tried different hds, and cd roms it might be a mobo issue?
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ok, i think i figured it out. it was a bad stick of memory lol.

it was the thing i LEAST expected. after removing 1 stick, its up to 90% now with no hiccups.

thanks for the input, Mr.Stroker. i was hoping it wasnt a mb since i didnt have any spares
    
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Glad to hear you got it working. GO SOCKET A

woot!!!!
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