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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
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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Many times this error is caused when the computer is attempting to boot from a non-bootable floppy disk or CD-ROM. First verify that no floppy diskette
or CD is in the computer, unless you are attempting to boot from a diskette.
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If you have any card reader or flash reader make sure that no memory
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ipods, iphones, etc. from the computer.
If you are attempting to boot
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likely that the diskette does not have all the necessary files
or is corrupt.
If you are attempting to install
Windows XP or Windows 2000 and are receiving this error message as the
computer is booting verify that your computer BIOS
has the proper boot settings. For example, if you are attempting to run
the install from the CD-ROM make sure the CD-ROM is the first boot
device, and not the hard disk drive.
Second, when the computer is booting you should receive the below prompt.
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