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Setup was unable to verify drive C:.


Getting this message on my windows XP installation

Setup was unable to verify drive C:.
Your computer may not have enough memory to examine the drive, or your Windows XP CD may contain some corrupted files.
To continue, press Enter.

i tried so far
1) i replaced RAM memories sticks and tried upto 1 GB of same kind of memory
2) replaced hard drive to make sure hard drive is working fine, getting same error msg on other hard drive too
3) tried another windows XP home installation disc to make sure cd is okay

My bios is recognizing my hard disc ..i can go upto formatting hard disk ..then it comes with this error msg and when i pressed enter ..i m unable to laod set up files driver.cab ..
can anybody please help me in this
Thanks

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  • Varinder Dhindsa
    Varinder Dhindsa Mar 11, 2009

    I just replaced the optical drive as suggested by one of my friend on internet ..it works fine now !! Thanks for your time though

  • Jim Brauer May 11, 2010

    is this a desk-top or lap-top? and was XP the original installed OS? Did you try another CD ROM Drive?

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Hi ;
this sems to be a memory problem;
in bios , try to decrease the memory for your card to resrve a memory space for the installation program,

if this does not work , it might be your VGA card.

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