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Cannot load fresh windows xp professional

I am tryin to install fresh OS on my A15, but cannot get through it. It does the install upto the point where it says copying files and then starts giving me errors that cannot cave **.dll and other files one after the other and just gets stuck at this for hours.

I tried formatting the drive and deleting the partitions, but, still no progress.
I got an error once that it cannot partition the drive, so I am thinking that it is the HDD itself. I have ordered another hard drive and will try again. Meantime any suggestions will help....

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  • KZAM Mar 28, 2008

    Thank you geikogirl for your response. I don't understand what you mean by uncertified OS. The OS I am trying to install is XP pro with license key and the disk is in good condition. I just installed it on a desktop and it worked fine. That's why I was thinking that may be the HDD has something physically wrong with it. I am buying another HDD and will try to put that it and see if I have any luck..



    Again, thank you for your post and help..

  • KZAM Mar 28, 2008

    By Certified, do you mean is it Legit?? Yes it is a XP Professional that I have used on my other desktop also and it installed without any problems and also went thru the validation from Microsoft.

  • Patrick Michaels
    Patrick Michaels May 11, 2010

    shall we assume your os is certified?

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Yes, a non-copied version, or the original disc, a "certified" os.

It's possible that your HDD is failing, but 9 out of 10, it's the software. Did you check to see if everything was seated properly. Your HDD was full plugged/inserted in? This can cause issues as well.

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I will agree, that uncertified OS often come back with refusals to install certain files as those files weren't copied correctly.

It's also possible that your OS disc is old and very scratched, which could cause information transfer issues. I suggest either using, or getting a DiscDr. if at all possible. They really do work, and it might save you from having to purchase another OS.

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