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This is the message I keep getting when I try to install Windows XP. Drive E: is my CD-Rom. I tried disabling it in 7 (The OS I'm on now) but the error still happened. What is this and how can I get through it so I can reformat? It happens during the "Windows is checking disc configuration" step before the setup even starts.
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Disabling it in your OS wouldn't change anything. Is this the CD drive your install disk is in, or a different one? If you're using a different drive to install XP, just disable the "E:" in the BIOS.

A lot of the times, random install errors like this are fixed by just completely wiping the HDD before install. It might be reading some bad boot file or something.

Use boot n nuke. http://www.dban.org/download
    
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Load it in linux, delete the partition tables, format with dban, and have fun with a nice clean drive. biggrin.gif
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