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Acer laptop will not install windows xp. the memory and hard drive is fine. And the cd rom works too. what do you think it is

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The only time I have ever had that problem is when one of the memory chips was bad. How do you know that the memory tests good? That would be my very first check for the problem.

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Operating System Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor TK-57 (512KB L2 cache, 1.9GHz) Chipset NVIDIA nForce 610M Memory 1GB (1GB installed in one of two memory slots) DDR2 667 SDRAM User upgradeable up to 4GB (one 2GB memory card in each slot)* subject to availability of 2GB cards
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If you wish to persist with an old system, you require SP3 for XP.That may be available from a software store but is no longer supported by Windows.
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