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Windows XP installation error

When installing my Dell with Windows XP I just frequently got an error message of Error code 4 could any one be having a solution tried putting a different cd - rom drive seen a few changes but still can't get to the solution I still can not complete my Windows XP installation

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  • sachin nalawade Mar 31, 2008

    when installing my Dell with Windows XP I just frequently got an error
    message of Error code 4 could any one be having a solution tried
    putting a different cd - rom drive seen a few changes but still can't
    get to the solution I still can not complete my Windows XP installation

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I have had the same problem when the hard drive was about to die or the ram is faulty

take ram out and clean gold edges with rubbing alcohol or a pencil eraser,
insert ram, if you have more than one chip try one at a time as one may be failing, ie (a bad spot on the chip and only stops the install when it gets to that location on the ram chip)

when you are running the install ,windows will ask you if you want to use the partitions on the drive
,say no and delete select partition ,this will format the hard drive and set a new one up,if the drive has problems it should show up then.

good luck ,and let me know how you go
Terry

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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This problem can start when you have a ram problem or the drive is about to crash.
take ram out & clean the golden edge both sides with rubbing alcohol or a pencil rubber.replace the ram
when you start the install again, do not use the partition that is on the drive now ,go for format and set up new partition,windows will check the hard drive for errors before it starts to install,

hope this helps you
good luck let me know how you go
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