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After installing Windows Steadystate 2.5 on a Dell OptiPlex GX280 and I turn on the disk protection, I receive an error stating it did not successfully install. I have it running fine on other machines of the same model. It is a 80 GB hard drive but I find it strange how the available space on the drive is a lot more, then on the other computers. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling SteadyState a few times. I even made an image of another computer, same model, using Symantec Ghost, and when I put the image on, I get the same error message. I find it weird how the hard drive space available is a lot more on this computer, then on the other computers. When I went to Programs > Accessories > System Tools > System Information, a windows help screen came up. When I ran the Hard Drive Diagnostics after pressing F12 when the system starts up, it passed the diagnostic test. I should run the Western Digital hard drive diagnostics? I created an image of the same computer and same size drive, and after I put the image on the machine, I went to turn on disk protection of Windows SteadyState 2.5 and I got the error that it did not install successfully. I even tried defragging the hard drive.

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    Joseph Murphy Feb 08, 2010

    Before I disabled the integrated devices, I set the SATA for the hard drive in BIOS from Normal to Compatible, and then I used the resource cd to reinstall the video driver, nic card, and audio. I was then able to enable Windows Disk Protection in SteadyState 2.5. Thanks for your assistance

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Hi,
The problem is a bit quzzical. As you told me that you have identical manchines . Rather than creating a image using the the ghost. connect the harddrive from a working machine to this machine. What i suspect is there is hardware driver at fault that is not allowing the program to install successfully.
Enter the BIOS pressing the F2 key. Disable all integrated devices and then try installing the steady state .

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